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Student software access

Accessing software from home

LaSalle College Vancouver is working hard to get students the software they need to complete the coursework in their respective program areas.  Instruction for the various software access options are provided in this guide. This page covers Option 1 - Installing software on your own device. Select the software you need from the list below to get instructions on how to get a free or discounted student software license.  Please visit Option 2 - Accessing software through a remote desktop for instructions on how to use software on a campus computer remotely through Splashtop, a remote access platform.

Installing software

If you would like to install a student licensed software onto your own device,  select the desired software title from the list to see access instructions.

Adobe (Creative Cloud)

Software products:

  • Acrobat DC
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • XD

$25/term student Adobe CC subscription

LaSalle College Vancouver students are eligible for a $25/term subscription to Adobe CC. This cost still provides an amazing value compared to USD$19.99/month currently offered to students through the Adobe website.

Student subscription activation

  1. Contact our tech team at 3777@lcieducation.com
  2. Include “VANCOUVER ADOBE” and “STUDENT NUMBER” (xxx-xxxx) in the subject line.
  3. Copy and paste the message in the body of the message: I ______________(Student Name) consent LaSalle College Vancouver to charge $25/quarter to my student account for the use Adobe Creative Cloud License. This cost is a flat fee, not subject to full or partial refund once the first day of classes begin. Should I decide to discontinue my subscription, I will expressly indicate in writing to discontinue the subscription for the following quarter.

Note: It will take up to 1 business day to process an account activation request, so if you require access to Adobe the first day of the term, please submit your request by end of day on the proceeding Thursday.

Student subscription cancellation

  1. Contact our tech team at 3777@lcieducation.com
  2. Include “VANCOUVER ADOBE CANCELATION” and “STUDENT NUMBER” (xxx-xxxx) in the subject line.
  3. Copy and paste the message in the body of the message: Please cancel my student Adobe subscription at the end of this term.

Note: It will take up to 1 business day to process an account activation request, so if you want to cancel your subscription, please submit your request by the end of the term.

Adobe (Substance)

Software products:

  • Substance

Free one-year renewable student Substance license

  1. Go to the Substance Education License page
  2. Log into your existing account or create one using your student email address (ending in "@lcieducation.net")
  3. Submit a student license application with a scan of your student card or class schedule

Apple

Software products:

  • Logic Pro

90-day free trial

  1. Go to Logic Pro free trial page
  2. Click Download

$259.99 Pro apps bundle for education (Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Main Stage, and Motion)

  1. Go to Apple Education Store
  2. Purchase bundle

Autodesk

Software products:

  • 3DS Max
  • AutoCAD
  • Maya
  • Motion Builder
  • Mudbox
  • Revit

Free student Autodesk license

Students and educators can get free one-year educational access to Autodesk products and services, renewable as long as you remain eligible. To create your account:

  1. Go to the Autodesk Education Software Page.
  2. Click on the Get Started button
  3. Note: When filling out your information, be sure to use your student email address (ending in "@lcieducation.net").
  4. Log into your student Office 365 or Outlook account and find the "Verify your Autodesk account" email.  If it is not in your Inbox, check the Junk Email folder.
  5. Click on the VERIFY EMAIL button and Select the software from the list
  6. Check your information is correct (you must use your student email address as proof of eligibility) and click CONFIRM

Avid

Software products:

  • Pro Tools

$129.95+ US/year Pro Tools education license

  1. Go to Pro Tools, Education Pricing page
  2. Choose desired subscription option
  3. Click Add to cart
  4. At check out, log into your existing or create an Avid account

Note: Eligibility verification is required to receive the education pricing and the process can take up to 2 business days (see FAQs for more information)

Cadalog

Software products:

  • SU Podium

$99 US/year SU Podium V2.6 student version

  1. Check system requirements to confirm SU Podium V2.6 will work with you operating system and SketchUp version.You may not be able to use SU Podium if you are using the 2017 version of SketchUp on a Mac.
  2. Purchase the student license of SU Podium V2.6 and follow the instructions for the plugin installation and activation.

Enscape

Free 6-month renewable Enscape license

  1. Go to the Future Creators Program page
  2. Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements
  3. submit an application using your student email address (ending in "@lcieducation.net")

Foundry

Software products:

  • 3Delight
  • Cara VR
  • Katana
  • Katana Render
  • Mari
  • Modo
  • Nuke Studio

Foundary student home use license

To get a student home use license for Foundry products, please follow the instructions below and activate your license key.

  1. Download these two PDF manuals. (You will be requested to log in with your school Microsoft account)
  2. Follow the instructions on the PDF manuals and activate your license key

Microsoft (Office 365)

Software products:

  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word

Student Office 365 account

All active LaSalle College Vancouver students have an Office 365 account.  To access:

  1. Go to Office.com and login with your student email address (ending in "@lcieducation.net") and your Omnivox password.
  2. Select the app from the menu and use it on the browser; or
  3. You can download the suite of apps to your device by clicking on Install Office

Microsoft (Visual Studio)

Free Visual Studio Community editions

Go to Visual Studio download page and select Free download for the Community edition of Visual Studio 2019.

Pixar

Software products:

  • RenderMan

Free non-commercial license

  1. Go to non-commercial RenderMan license page
  2. Log into your existing or create a RenderMan Forums account
  3. Click on Free to Try
  4. Fill out the form and submit

Pixologic

Software Products:

  • ZBrush

Free 30-Day trial version of ZBrush 2020

  1. Go to the ZBrush trial version page
  2. Click Try ZBrush 2020
  3. Log into your Pixologic account of register for an account

SideFX

Software products:

  • Houdini

Free Houdini Apprentice edition

  1. Go to the Student page of Houdini Education
  2. Click on FREE APPRENTICE DOWNLOAD

Note: This edition of Houdini has the following software:

  1. node-locked license
  2. limited render size and a watermark on final renderings
  3. does not let you load Houdini Digital Assets [.hdanc] into host applications using the Houdini Engine plug-ins therefore assets you create in Apprentice would have to be loaded using Education licenses in your school lab.

Toon Boom

Software Products:

  • Harmony

$5-$18 US/month student Harmony license

  1. Go to Toon Boom Harmony student page
  2. Click BUY NOW under the edition of Harmony you would like to subscribe to

Trimble

Software products:

  • SketchUp

Free SketchUp Make 2017

Download a free version of SketchUp Make 2017 here.

$55 US/year SketchUp Studio for students

Purchase a student subscription for $55 US/year here.

Unity

Free Unity student plan

Going to the Unity Student page and clicking Get access will bring you a description of the 3 steps for accessing a Unity Student plan:

  1. Authorize with Github
    1. Click on Authorize then sign in with your Unity ID; or create one by clicking create one
  2. Apply for the Student Developer Pack
    1. Go back to the Unity Student page and click on Apply
    2. Click Get your pack then sign into your GitHub account create an account by clicking Create and account (use your student email address ending in "@lcieducation.net")
    3. Fill out the Unity Student plan application form (use your student email address ending in "@lcieducation.net") and click Submit your information
  3. Activate you Unity Student plan
    1. Once GitHub verifies your access to the GitHub Student Developer Pack, you can activate your Unity Student plan and start creating.

Note:Verification of your student status can take up to a few weeks so start this process as soon as you know you will need the software.

Unreal Engine

Free Unreal Engine license

  1. Go to the Unreal Engine Download page
  2. Click Download Now for your preferred licensing option
  3. Login to Epic using the options provided or create an Epic account by clicking Sign Up