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Lab Software Review (LSR)

The Lab Software Review is a joint process sponsored by Technology Support Services in cooperation with the Faculty Senate Technology Committee and the Center for Academic Technologies (CAT). The purpose of the review is to establish software content for academic computing labs at CSUMB.

The Fall 2014 Review is a major update to software standards established in previous lab loadsets.

Lab Software Review Schedule:

  • March 11 to April 13 (completed): Faculty requests accepted for software additions/upgrades and configuration changes.
  • April 14 to April 20 (in-progress): Requests are reviewed and decisions communicated to requesters.
  • April 21: Fall 2014 loadset information published on this page

Lab Software Request Process for Faculty

Step 1: Review existing lab loadsets

Review the base loadset below to determine if the software you need is already included.

Step 2: Submit a request for software additions/upgrades

If the software you need is not listed, submit a lab software request. If you are not sure what software you need or have questions, contact your faculty representative or submit a lab software request and include a note indicating that you want to be contacted.

Step 3: Check the status of your request

Review the Fall 2014 proposed software additions, upgrades, changes and retirements below along with lab configuration changes and other issues (proposed changes will be posted below as they are received/reviewed)

Fall 2014 software additions, upgrades, changes and retirements

  • MLC 156 Computer lab will be changed to Windows only
  • Mac OS X version will be changed to Mavericks
  • Office will be changed to Office 2013 in Windows labs
  • Adobe products will be changed to the Creative Cloud (CC) versions (just the software, not the CC service)

Base Loadsets for Fall 2014

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Mac OS X (Mavericks)

  • Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • FireFox
    • IE 11 (Default browser)
  • Plugins
    • Flash
    • Java
    • Shockwave
    • Silverlight
  • Media Players
    • iTunes
    • QuickTime
    • Window Media Player
  • Office 2013. Includes Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • FireFox
    • Safari
  • Plug-ins
    • Flash
    • Java
    • Shockwave
    • Silverlight
    • Hyperion Web Client
  • Media Players
    • iTunes
    • QuickTime
    • Flip4Mac
  • Office 2011 . Includes Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
  • Acrobat Pro
  • SSH Secure FTP

Resources

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Faculty Representatives: Organizational representatives coordinate the communication between their faculty constituents and the Software Resource Coordinator for the purpose of proposing changes to the lab software loadsets. Representatives for the Review are:

  • AHSS/VPA: Stephanie Johnson
  • AHSS/MPA: Lanier Sammons
  • AHSS/WLC: Gus Leonard
  • AHSS/VPA: Angelica Muro
  • ASAP: Jay Singh
  • CAT: Troy Challenger
  • CPS/All: Vacant
  • LIB: Steve Watkins
  • SMART/MATH: Michael B. Scott
  • SMART/SEP: Margaret Geissler
  • SMART/SEP: Pat Iampietro
  • SMART/TAT: Chris Carpenter
  • SMART/ITCD: Kenneth Lontoc

About the Lab Software Review

The Lab Software Review is a joint process sponsored by Technology Support Services in cooperation with the Faculty Senate Technology Committee and the Center for Academic Technologies (CAT).