Hey, Bobcats! I hope you are finished settling into your new dorms and apartments. The first step to a successful semester is making your new home as comfortable as you can make it.
The next step? Getting the tools you need to work efficiently throughout the semester. I’ve compiled a list of the best tools provided by the Division of Information Technology (DOIT).
Microsoft Office 365
You’ll inevitably need to write a paper for a class. With Microsoft Office 365, you gain access to a plethora of Microsoft software that will help you produce high-quality work. Nearly 20 apps are available, like PowerPoint, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and OneNote. You can collaborate across apps and even access them anywhere you go through the Office 365 web client. Best of all, as a Texas State student, you have FREE access to the entire Office 365 suite!
Adobe Creative Cloud
Are you into creating or editing, or do you want to learn how? Texas State offers the Adobe Creative suite to students at computer labs throughout campus. You get access to Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and much more. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the creative tools that professional around the world use on a day-to-day basis. If you want to work off campus, Adobe offers its tools to students via the Creative Cloud for only $20 a month for one year. What’s best is that with the Creative Cloud, you can save projects on one computer and access them on another.
Texas State Mobile App
What better way to stay up to date with everything Texas State then the app that’s all about it? With txstMobile, the Texas State mobile app, you can get live bus routes, catch up with athletics, pay off student holds and check up on your courses! This personal companion will be sure to maximize your Texas State experience!
McAfee Antivirus or Windows Anti-Virus
Technology is constantly evolving, so it’s important to keep yourself protected. October is Cybersecurity Awareness month, and McAfee Antivirus software is provided for free to students and faculty using MacOS at Texas State. For Windows users, you can download the Windows Anti-Virus software to keep your hardware protected. To check out more information on McAfee, click here.
If you find yourself needing help with your tech, the folks over at ITAC are your source for help. Visit their office in the MCS building or give them a call for software, hardware or even mobile device issues that you may be experiencing. To learn more, click here.
Remember, DOIT offers students and faculty at Texas State over 150 different tech services. For a full list of our other services, check out the DOIT service website.