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EWS Labs, EWS Software Request Policy
The EWS Lab Workstations have a wide variety of software installed; however, we realize that some courses may require additional software to be made available to students. Engineering IT can install additional software to the EWS labs if necessary.
Instructors and TAs that are responsible for a course may request software be installed at http://go.illinois.edu/EWSSoftware.
This request form will capture all of the information that EWS staff need to complete the installation. Software requests must be tied to an academic course with an assigned CRN. EWS Labs are an instructional resource; due to the terms of our software license contracts and instructional funding for EWS resources, EWS computers may not be used for research. The instructor is also responsible for purchasing the appropriate software licenses, if applicable.
Please keep in mind that EWS staff will need time to automate mass deployment of software packages within the EWS environment, and there is often a queue of requests from across the College. Therefore, software requests may take up to 10 business days to process; we strongly recommend submitting your requests as early as possible. We also recommend testing the software prior to using it in class to ensure that it is working as expected.
Software is only guaranteed to be available for the semester that it is requested for. EWS Staff reserve the right to remove software from managed systems between semesters. This is to ensure an operable working environment for students using the lab computers.
Before submitting a request, make sure it is not part of our core software list: EWS Labs, EWS Lab software
Students requiring software for their courses should contact their instructor or TA to make the request on behalf of the course.