No Cost and Discount Software for Champlain College Faculty and Staff

No Cost and Discount Software for Champlain College Faculty and Staff

Champlain owned computers have access to a wide range of software that has already been licensed for use by faculty, staff and students. It is typically not necessary to make additional software purchases for these systems. This page has information and links to the different software solutions provided to staff and faculty for personal academic use. Any questions regarding this software should be directed to ChampSupport ( 


The Adobe Creative Suite is installed on all campus Macs and in many Windows labs on campus. Faculty and staff who wish to use the Adobe Creative Suite on their Champlain owned computer can request that it be installed at no additional charge to their department. Email indicating what programs are needed and on what computer to arrange an installation.

For personal use, Champlain College has enrolled in a program that provides discounted software to faculty and staff. The Adobe Creative Suite is offered here: Champlain OnTheHub

Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Student and Teacher Edition membership provides access to all Adobe creative tools for download and installation on your local computer, as well as additional apps and online services.* A Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition membership is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows® platforms. Go to for more information.


Autodesk has a site where students can register to receive an educational license for their some of their products(including Autocad, 3DS Max, Maya). Gain access to it by visiting their site and registering your Champlain provided email address. Autodesk Education Community

Google Suite

All active Champlain College student, faculty and staff accounts include Google’s App suite. This provides the entire Champlain College community with Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, Calendar and more. This account also provides unlimited cloud based storage to allow the sharing and storage of documents. These tools are accessible to all members of our community, including all students, and may facilitate collaboration and communication as they can be accessed from any internet connected computer, on or off campus.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools For Teaching

Students: This resource is provided automatically to eligible students at the beginning of the semester. Eligible students are those enrolled in certain courses in Champlain College Online, Information Technology and Science, or the Stiller School of Business. If you think you should have access contact ChampSupport ( Here is a link to the resource: Azure Dev Tools For Teaching

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is installed on all Champlain College owned computers. For use on a personal computer, the same program that provides discounts on Adobe software also offers a discount on the full Microsoft Office 2019 suite through Champlain OnTheHub. Additionally, faculty and staff may choose to use the alternative Microsoft Office products included with their free Office 365 subscription


Champlain owned systems should not require an additional license for VMWare. If you would like to have access to a particular product that you do not have already installed, contact us at 

Faculty teaching certain Champlain College Online, Information Technology and Science, or the Stiller School of Business courses are eligible for free and discounted software from VMWare through the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP). This license of VMWare can be used on a personally owned computer. Go to VMAP for details. For questions about eligibility, please contact ChampSupport.