Classroom software re-registration - 2022/23

We are looking at classroom software provision for academic year 2022/23 and would like you to tell us what your software or upgrade requirements are.

We will begin the PC rollout in July, so it is essential you let us know your requirements before 3rd June. If you do not, we cannot guarantee the software will be available as required.

What is happening?

We are looking at classroom software provision for academic year 2022/23 and would like you to tell us what your software or upgrade requirements are.

We will begin the PC rollout in July, so it is essential you let us know your requirements before 3rd June. If you do not, we cannot guarantee the software will be available as required.

As with last year, we will be deploying Windows 10 64-bit on all IT Services managed student classrooms and Lecture Theatre PCs. We will be using Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Edge will be the default browser. 

What should you do?

Departmental software

Please review the current Departmental software lists below:

•         Arts and Social Sciences

•         Life Sciences and Medicine

•         Physical Sciences

Let us know which applications you still require, and if there are any upgrades, new applications, or specific configuration requirements you need for academic year 2022/23.

Don’t assume that someone else will request commonly used software, or that colleagues will request software on your behalf.

Remember that classroom software must be licensed for concurrent use. If you have any queries about licensing, please get in touch.

For the coming year, we plan to consolidate the folder structure within Biological Sciences and have a single Biological Sciences folder for ease of navigation.

Software provided by IT Services

You’ll find details of proposed upgrades to software provided by IT Services at www.abdn.ac.uk/it/documents/proposed.pdf. Please let us know if you have any comments on what we propose.

How to get in touch with us

Contact us at servicedesk@abdn.ac.uk.

Security patches and software updates

Software updates often include critical patches to security vulnerabilities. As part of the University’s Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, we are required to keep classroom software versions up-to-date. This means we may have to update software during term-time or, in extreme cases, remove software completely if security patches are no longer available.