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Software for Students


Contact the IT Support Centre and request a license for ArcGIS. You will receive a ticket notification in your U of R email from "IT Support" with an Authorization number and a link to the instructions.

You will need to create an ESRI account, register the license, download and install the software, then launch the software and Authorize your use of it.

Your ArcGIS Desktop Student Trial includes a 1-year license for ArcGIS Desktop software, as well as several ArcGIS desktop extensions.

ArcGIS Student Install Instructions PDF

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance "MSDNAA" - Science and Engineering Students only

Science and Engineering students have access to the MSDNAA software:

MSDNAA provides educational access to some Microsoft operating system and development software. It does not provide access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Outlook. 

You can download some software free from here, and receive license keys in your U of R email.

You may only download during off peak hours.

Microsoft Office for Students

Unfortunately the University of Regina is not able to provide students with access to Microsoft Office software.

Students can purchase Microsoft Office software at a reduced educational rate directly from Microsoft at


Contact the IT Support Centre and request Nvivo be installed on your personal equipment.

We will send you an email from "IT Support" with a form to fill out, and ask you to bring your device by our office at a time that's convenient for you to install the software.

It may take up to half a day to complete the install.


Qualtrics is a web-based, research survey software that offers many advanced, but user-friendly features. Qualtrics enables users to do surveys, feedback and polls using a variety of distribution means.

Qualtrics is cloud based software.  All data collected under the University of Regina's enterprise license are stored on servers in Ireland.

The University of Regina has an institutional license for Qualtrics, and consequently all employees and students of the University of Regina have unlimited use of Qualitrics for teaching, learning and research.

Log into Qualtrics using your username and password at:

To find out how Qualtrics can work for you, visit the Qualtrics website. For FAQs and webinars, visit the Qualtrics University website.

Any type of academic research, including grant- or contract-funded projects, can be performed and executed with the Research Suite platform. Research done by the University or by members of the university community for profit or through a non-university business (e.g. a private consulting business) is not included under the current Research Suite license.  Please contact the IT Support Centre to obtain a quote for the use of Research Suite in a for-profit situation, or for login assistance.

Surveys must adhere to the University Surveys Policy and may require approval by the Survey Management Committee before being sent out. Please visit the Conducting Surveys webpage for links to the policy, and the Survey Application Form.

 Video tutorials and additional information are available on the Qualtrics website.


The IBM SPSS® statistical software is installed in most Computer Labs on the Regina campus which includes the Dr. John Archer Library.
The license does not permit the University to provide students with access to SPSS® from personal computers or laptops. Therefore, students (including those who live in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, or elsewhere in the province) requiring SPSS software may purchase it directly from IBM: