Software for Personally-Owned Computers

While a student or employee at Luther, you get access to some powerful software:

Google Apps (a.k.a. Norse Apps)

Google Apps (a.k.a. Norse Apps) is the most widely used software service on campus. Norse Apps includes Gmail (a.k.a Norse Mail), Calendar, Drive, Hangouts and Meet, and the Google productivity suite (i.e. Docs, Slides, Sheets, and others). Current students, faculty, staff, and emeriti have access to Norse Apps. Learn more here.

File Stream or Backup & Sync

If you use Google Drive, you should consider using either File Stream or Backup & Sync. Both applications allow you to work with files on your Google Drive as though they were stored directly on your computer, similar to the iCloud, OneDrive, or DropBox services. File Stream is designed for employee workstations, while Backup & Sync is for personally-owned devices.

Microsoft Office

Current students and employees have access to Microsoft Office 365, either online or installed on their personally-owned device. Almost all Luther-owned computers have Microsoft Office installed. Learn more about downloading Microsoft Office 365 onto your personally-owned computer.

Zoom

Current students and employees have access to Zoom using their Luther email. Login at luther.zoom.us. Learn more here.

LinkedIn Learning

Current students and employees have access to LinkedIn Learning, which has thousands of video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Visit linkedinlearning.luther.edu and sign in with your Norse Key.

Sophos anti-virus

We use Sophos products to protect Luther-owned computers and recommend their consumer grade anti-virus on personally-owned computers. Mac’s do need an anti-virus. Get started at home.sophos.com.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Current employees can download Adobe Creative Cloud on their personally-owned device. Almost all Luther-owned computers have Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat installed, and employees can download additional Creative Cloud applications on their workstation. Learn more here.