Software Deployment Requests for Computer Classrooms and Computer Labs
Software "deployment" means an application that is packaged and automatically installed or is made available to install as needed to a collection of computers such as in a computer classroom, homework lab, or to a select group of computers.
Before submitting a software deployment request ensure that:
The software is certified for use with Windows 10 and/or the most current MacOS.
UWSP Information Technology supports the three latest MacOS versions. See
MacOS page for the most current MacOS.
The software has already been submitted for security review and
has been approved through the process outlined on Information Technology's
Purchasing Campus Software page (this includes all license purchases for new software, new versions of previously approved software, freeware, shareware, and cloud software).
Information Technology will not deploy software that has not undergone this initial review.
You are able to submit the workorder for the deployment request
by the term deadline for requesting deployed software.
Fall Term Requests: Software requested before
June 1 is guaranteed to be available for the start of the following Fall term. Software requested
after June 1 may not be available for the start of the following Fall term.
Spring Term Requests: Software requested before
November 1 is guaranteed to be available for the start of the following Spring term. Software requested after
November 1 may not be available for the start of the following Spring term.
Summer Term Requests: Software requested before
March 1 is guaranteed to be available for the start of the following Summer term. Software requested
after March 1 may not be available for the start of the following Summer term.
The Deployment request deadline is important! Deploying software to labs and classrooms is a complicated process that includes license validation, development, testing, packaging, and finally deployment which can take up to 30 or more business days to complete. Submit your requests as early as possible!
Late Software Deployment Requests
cannot guarantee a software deployment will be ready for a term after its request deadline has passed. We do understand that occasional late requests are unavoidable due to factors such as changes in textbooks and teaching loads.
If you must submit a late software deployment request, you should submit your request as soon as possible letting us know the first date your software is needed. We will do the best that we can to have it ready by the date you plan to use it.