Student Owned Computer Support

Student Laptops

While BVU provides each full-time Storm Lake student with an HP laptop, Storm Lake campus students are free to bring their own devices (and can return the HP to 2FIX any time). While the 2FIX staff cannot perform warranty work on a student’s personal laptop, they can and will assist with resolving software related issues and perform best efforts to identify other issues. The 2FIX staff can also provide guidance for student laptops that need repair by the manufacturers.

Specifications for laptops currently in circulation: HP ProBook 6455b Notebook PC

Want to bring your own device? View Bringing Your Own Device to BVU!

Microsoft Software for Students

BVU has purchased licenses for Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office Suite for Storm Lake students to download onto their personal computers for free. Microsoft Office comes installed on institutionally-owned laptops. Storm Lake campus students may download a free copy for their devices through BVU’s partner, On the Hub.

How long can you keep this software?

When students graduate, they are granted a perpetual license for whatever version they have upon graduation. If they exit or leave for any other reason, then they are no longer licensed and responsible for uninstalling the software.

Additional Software for Students

Adobe Creative Suite

The University is licensed to install Adobe Creative Suite only on institutionally-owned computers.

See Adobe’s Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition for licensing scenarios and arrangements.

IBM SPSS

Under the University’s SPSS Campus Value Option with IBM SPSS Statistics, software can be installed only on institutionally-owned computers.

Visit On The Hub to purchase IBM SPSS.

Software Availability

All programs marked with an asterisk (*) are licensed through their respective companies.

Students with BVU Laptops

Operating System

Windows 7

Microsoft Office* (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

Installed.

SPSS*  (statistics)

BVU provided annually (Free to any students)

Adobe Creative Suite*, Version 7 (CS 6 licensing is still under investigation)

Student purchase: $19.99 per month w/annual commitment

PaperCut (printing)

Installed: removed upon graduation

BVU Alert

Installed

Syncback (automatic backup to the BVU network)

Installed: removed upon graduation

ForeFront (Antivirus from MS)

Installed

MalWare Bytes (anti-malware)

Installed

BVU Laptop Purchased upon Graduation

Operating System

Windows 7

Microsoft Office* (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

Installed. Removed upon graduation but can be downloaded by students for free to a purchased BVU computer before graduation by full time, Storm Lake campus students.

SPSS*  (statistics)

Removed

Adobe Creative Suite*, Version 7 (CS 6 licensing is still under investigation)

Not removed if purchased by student

PaperCut (printing)

Removed

BVU Alert

Not Removed. Will continue to function after graduation if desired

Syncback (automatic backup to the BVU network)

Removed

ForeFront (Antivirus from MS)

Removed

MalWare Bytes (anti-malware)

Removed

Student Owned Devices

Operating System

Student's Choice

Microsoft Office* (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

Free download at On The Hub for any full time Storm Lake campus student; MS Office will not expire after graduation

SPSS* (statistics)

BVU provided annually (Free to any students). Download at On The Hub. Will not function after graduation.

Adobe Creative Suite*, Version 7 (CS 6 licensing is still under investigation)

Student purchase: $19.99 per month w/annual commitment. Download at On The Hub.

PaperCut (printing)

BVU provided annually (Free to any students). Download at On The Hub. Will not function after graduation.

BVU Alert

BVU provided annually (Free to any students). Download at On The Hub. Will continue to function after graduation if desired.

Syncback (automatic backup to the BVU network)

Not loaded. Encourage students to use Dropbox and to provide own backup of files

ForeFront (Antivirus from MS)

Recommend Security Essentials from Microsoft (Free)

MalWare Bytes (anti-malware)

Recommend free version of MalWareBytes

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