Service Catalog: Software Licensing
ITS Software Group negotiates and manages software licenses campuswide. The group keeps an inventory of software, including Adobe, Microsoft and SPSS, at a significantly discounted price or free to departments and individuals for academic use
Service Catalog: Software Request for Labs
Software requests are done through our ATS labs website and placed at least a month in advance. Any software not provided by ATS must be a licensed and authorized copy. Once approved, we will install the software prior to the start of the semester. This is usually done over summer break.
Informational: Automatic Software Updates via KBox
Information Technology Services has the ability to automatically install and update key software packages on USD owned computers. To do this, we use a tool called KBox. If your computer needs to have software installed, you might see t...
Informational: ExamSoft used by Law School students
The University of San Diego's Law program uses a testing application by Examsoft called SofTest. This application is highly recommended for law students, as it allows students to type tests on their computer instead of handwriting answers.&...
Informational: Tools for Sharing Files: Google Drive and Dropbox
Google Drive is a feature available to everyone who has a Gmail account (this includes USD’s student and alumni Torero Mail accounts). To access Google Drive, log into your Toreromail account through toreromail.sandiego.edu. At the top, click the word that says “Drive.” This gives you a view of your Google Drive, and gives you options for uploading or downloading the files you want. You can then view and download them from anywhere you can access your Toreromail account. Dropbox is a service and application th...
Informational: Which Internet Browsers are supported through USD?
The ITS Help Desk is currently testing the recently released Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4, Google Chrome 21, and Safari 5 . During this testing phase, these web browsers are unsupported by the University of San Diego, and are not guaranteed to work with our ITS services. Below, you can see a list of what we have tested and the results/workarounds that currently exist. Internet Explorer v9 Firefox v14.0 MySanDiego Reported Working Reported Working ...
Informational: Rosetta Stone Subscription
Interested in learning a new language? The International Center has partnered with Rosetta Stone to offer semester subscriptions to their popular online language tools. Staff and faculty can purchase a 3 month account for $40 or 6 month accoun...
Informational: McGraw-Hill Connect is unable to submit with Safari
If you use McGraw-Hill's Connect website for your class, you might find that you get an error message when you try to upload a file from Safari on a Mac (saying there are invalid characters in the file). If you experience this problem, McGr...
Tutorial: How to set a picture on the web as your desktop background
If you've found an image online you'd like as your desktop background, you can follow these instructions to set your background. Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows) Right click the image and select "Set as Background" Apple S...
FAQ: How do I take a screenshot of my computer?
On Windows, hold Alt and press Print Screen (PrtScr) to take a screenshot; you can then paste it into an e-mail message. On Mac OS X, hold Command and Shift then press 3 to take a screenshot of everything. If you only want to send a single window, hold Command and Shift then press 4, position the mouse over the window you want, and then use the space bar. This will create a file on your desktop that you can drag into any document, such as an e-mail message. (instructions courtesy Jerr...