Information Technology provides access to a large array of digital software tools and services, such as Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) training videos and more, for current students and employees.

Personal Software & Services

Ball State Information Technology offers several downloadable software applications for little or no cost to current students, faculty, and staff. In addition, we offer the ability to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud (current students only), Microsoft Office, and other applications at a reduced cost for personal use by current students, faculty and staff.

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

Get access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and many other Microsoft Office applications through your Ball State account.

How to install

Adobe Creative Cloud (for faculty, staff, and classroom use only)

The Adobe Creative Cloud provides access to many Adobe applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and more.

NOTE: This version of Adobe Creative Cloud is only available to faculty and staff for on-campus use. See For Personal Purchase below for current student purchase.

How to install

LastPass Premium

The best way to keep your online accounts secure is to create strong, unique passwords for each of them. But how can you remember all of these credentials?

Password managers like LastPass Premium store all your usernames and passwords and can generate strong passwords for any website or online application. The only password you have to remember is the one to open LastPass.

How to install

EndNote

EndNote is a bibliographic software package that allows for the creation of libraries of sources & citations for projects, papers, and other related academic work.

How to install

ExpanDrive

ExpanDrive allows you to map or mount an Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, and more as a network drive on your Mac or PC. ExpanDrive provides seamless access to your online files without syncing them.

How to install

How to set up ExpanDrive

Ball State Information Technology also offers several software applications and subscriptions for you to purchase for personal use, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Windows and Office, and several others.

Adobe Creative Cloud (for current students)

The Adobe Creative Cloud provides access to many Adobe applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and many more. Current students may purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud annual subscription for $50/year as long as they remain actively enrolled (i.e., taking classes).

NOTE: This version of Adobe Creative Cloud is available to purchase for current students for personal use. See For Currently Active Ball State Students & Employees above for the no-cost campus version for faculty, staff, and classroom use.

How to purchase

How to install

Grammarly Premium

Grammarly is a web-based application that scans your text for common grammatical mistakes (like misused commas) and complex ones (like misplaced modifiers). Write with confidence, even on your phone.

Grammarly Premium adds several advanced features to the standard tools, including:

  • advanced checks for punctuation, grammar, context, and sentence structure
  • vocabulary enhancement suggestions
  • plagiarism detector that checks more than 16 billion web pages

Using the link below, Ball State students, faculty, and staff can purchase Grammarly Premium for 50% off the regular price.

How to purchase

On the Hub (individual software purchases)

On the Hub is Ball State's software distribution website, which allows students, faculty and staff to purchase software at significant discounts off standard retail prices, including Adobe Creative Cloud (for current students), Microsoft Office Professional Plus (PC), Microsoft Office Home & Business (Mac) Windows 10, Norton Anti-Virus, and more.

On the Hub

Information Technology offers many campus-wide enterprise software applications and services to current students, faculty, and staff at Ball State, including Box online storage, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), PrintSmart, WebEx, and more.

To access these applications and services, log into MyBSU and select the application or service you wish to use.

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