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 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

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you unlimited access to industry-leading creation tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premiere Pro—along with consumer-based tools like Spark, Premier Rush, and more! You can see the full lineup of Adobe Creative Cloud applications at adobe.com/creativecloud.

Ball State University offers the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud Applications to its students currently enrolled in courses, full-time faculty and staff, and allows departments to install the Suite on their University-owned Student Workstations for the use of their student employees

How to Request Access, Download, and Install

NOTE: Students must be taking courses to receive access, and will need to request access to Creative Cloud every semester. For example, students who do not take summer courses will not have access to Creative Cloud during the summer, but will be able to request access once again for the Fall semester.

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

Ball State Information Technology also offers several software applications and subscriptions for you to purchase for personal use, including Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office (for Windows and Macintosh), and several others.

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 Microsoft Office Professional Plus (PC), Microsoft Office Home & Business (Mac) Windows 10, Norton Anti-Virus, and more.

On the Hub

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.

 Purchase Grammarly Premium

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

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

Log into MyBSU