The Information Technology Services (ITS) department at Denison University is committed to providing the best possible computing environment for all faculty, staff and students. This includes providing:

  • Up-to-date computers and appropriate peripherals for faculty, staff, classrooms, and computer labs. Denison provides and supports both Windows and Mac computers.
  • Google Workspace for email (Gmail), calendar (Google Calendar), file storage (Google Drive), productivity tools (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides), data collection (Google Forms), video-conferencing (Google Meet) and messaging (Google Chat/Rooms), as well as other cloud-based services.
  • A suite of standard software applications installed on faculty, staff, classroom, and lab computers (see below).
  • Additional campus-licensed academic software applications installed on all classroom and lab computers and available for download through MyDenison.*
  • A virtual computer lab provided through AWS AppStream with standard software applications and many campus-licensed academic software applications.*
  • Specialty computer applications installed on select classroom, lab, and faculty/staff computers.*

*For details, see the comprehensive software list in MyDenison (access restricted to Denison account holders).

For an overview of Denison’s technology-enabled teaching and learning spaces, please see the Technology-enabled Spaces page.

Standard Software (on Denison-issued computers)

Standard Software

Software Type



Operating System


Windows 10

Locally Installed Productivity Suite

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Apple Applications: Pages, Numbers, & Keynote

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint




Web Browsers

Google Chrome (recommended browser), Safari, and Firefox

Google Chrome (recommended browser), Edge, Internet Explorer, and Firefox


Adobe Creative Cloud apps**, Apple Music, GarageBand**, iMovie, and Photos

Adobe Creative Cloud apps**

**Installed on classroom and lab computers; available for on-demand installation on faculty/staff computers.

Non-Standard Software

If you require additional software essential to your work, ITS will assist you with installation and provide limited support. ITS reserves the right to remove any non-standard application if a compatibility conflict arises. Questions regarding specific applications should be directed to the ITS Service Desk.

When installing non-standard software please remember to store your data on the network, retain the original media and license, and keep the application(s) updated with required patches.

Software Downloads on MyDenison

Use your BigRedID to access more information on licensed software Denison provides for student, faculty, and staff use on personally-owned computers. Visit MyDenison and select My Apps then Software Downloads.