IT Services

Academic Software Requests

Available to

  • employees in an academic faculty


  • dependent on software and licensing details


  • software must be requested by deadline dates indicated

  • faculty Dean must approve and budget for cost of software/licensing

  • software must be provided to IT for testing on the network

  • requesters should be prepared coordinate software testing

Requests for academic software that need to be packaged and delivered over Sheridan's network and/or in a multi-user lab environment must be submitted to IT according to the procedures and deadline dates indicated below.

* Academic software requests were formerly governed by the now defunct Academic Software Hardware Group (ASHG). A new governance model is currently in development. More details will be posted on this page as they become available.

Software Licenses

There are two possible scenarios that licensing falls into:

  1. College wide site license
    These are software licenses that are negotiated by IT and made available to the campus community. Software from Adobe and AutoDesk are examples of site licensed software.

  2. Specific software related to individual courses.
    Individual academic faculties are responsible for arranging the purchase and acquisition of program-related software and then, to provide the software to IT for testing if it is to be delivered on the College network.

Current Academic Software Offerings

For a complete list of the current academic software offerings, please see Supported Academic Software.

Requesting Software

Deadlines and Procedures

Requesters must ensure the following when requesting academic software: