This software is pre-installed on public computers around campus, instructor stations in classrooms, computer classrooms, and most science teaching labs. Changes are generally made between semesters. Faculty will find the call for changes in the VPAA newsletter in October/November for the spring semester, and February/March for the fall semester. Please note, not all students have laptops so please request software accordingly.
Computers in most locations are dual boot (choose at startup if you want to use macOS 10.14 or Windows 10) or, in the case of instructor stations, there may be two separate computers, one Mac and one Windows, installed together in the same equipment rack.
More info is available regarding the licensing of many of these programs, including their availability for installation outside of the labs.
Note for Fall 2020: Davidson's Virtual Lab is a "virtual Windows desktop in the cloud" which we are trying out this year as part of our COVID-19 response. Indicated programs are what we plan to install as of July 23, 2020, pending verification that everything works in that environment. The software installed on physical lab computers will mostly remain the same as it was at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.
|Software||Virtual Lab||On-campus labs and classrooms (in person or via remote access)|
|Acrobat Reader||Virtual Lab||Mac||Win|
|Adobe Creative Cloud apps:
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
+ many more
|Anaconda plus requested packages
||Virtual Lab||(see Python)
|ApE (A Plasmid Editor)||Mac||Win|
|ArcGIS Pro||Virtual Lab||Win|
|Arduino IDE (MaKey MaKey)||Mac||Win|
|DFIELD and PPLANE||Mac||Win|
|EPUBReader for Firefox||Mac||Win|
|ImagePlot (ImageJ add-on)||Mac||Win|
|LockDown Browser (Respondus)||Mac|
Microsoft Publisher (Win only)
|R and RStudio||Virtual Lab||Mac||Win|
|Read & Write Gold||Mac||Win|
|Readium for Chrome||Mac||Win|
|UCSF Chimera||Virtual Lab||Mac||Win|
|Wacom tablet drivers||Mac|
|Wing Personal||Virtual Lab||Mac||Win|
|World Wide Telescope||Virtual Lab||Win|
|Xcode command line tools||Mac|