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About BCIT Employee Software Licensing

BCIT has several software packages available to staff and students under a number of different software licensing agreements.

For each licensing agreement there is specific information provided in the table.

For best results, always consult BCIT Purchasing department before buying software. BCIT Purchasing is knowledgeable of our existing licensing agreements and can advise you how to best order the product you need. Ordering software directly from a vendor without involving BCIT Purchasing runs the risk of missing out on any existing agreements and discounts.

To obtain a license for software

  1. Check for existing licensing agreements (see below).
  2. Check with your departmental office if you already have licensing from another program such as Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.
  3. Contact BCIT Purchasing with a request.
    • Create a Purchase Requisition (PR) for a one-time purchase.
    • Send the PR to Purchasing.
    • Verify receipt of goods from shipping (it may be digital objects only and no physical media. You will need to notify Purchasing you ‘received’ these digital items.

Software licensing matrix

The following matrix provides a list of available products, what type of use they are licensed for, approximate cost and links to more information.
View the student matrix to see which software packages are available to students.

Software Package Agreement Office Use Laptop Use Home Use Approximate Cost How To/More Info
Adobe Creative Cloud Pro (including Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Photoshop, and others) Adobe Standing Agreement Yes Yes Yes Free use on up to two devices, including your BCIT-issued device About Adobe Software and Employee Access
AutoCAD Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] Licensed for current version only (no previous versions) Autodesk
Autodesk Inventor Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] Licensed for current version only (no previous versions) Autodesk
Autodesk Architectural, Electrical, Building Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] Licensed for current version only (no previous versions) Autodesk
Autodesk Map3D Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] Licensed for current version only (no previous versions) Autodesk
Autodesk Survey, Revit, DGN Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] complete form and signout CD if eligible Autodesk
Autodesk Raster Design Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] complete form and signout CD if eligible Autodesk
Autodesk Productstream Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] Licensed for current version only (no previous versions) Autodesk
Autodesk VIZ Autodesk Agreement Yes Yes Yes [$0] Licensed for current version only (no previous versions) Autodesk
Mathworks Matlab Total Faculty Headcount license Yes Yes Yes  [$0] Available for faculty and staff while employed at BCIT Download and install instructions
Microsoft SQL Server Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Yes Yes Yes Visit the link in the next column to see if you qualify Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Microsoft Project

(with Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching)

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Yes Yes Yes [$0] Restrictions apply by department – contact software @bcit.ca to ask if you qualify Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Microsoft Project

(without Azure Dev Tools for Teaching)

None Yes Yes No [$0] Available through the Software Center on all BCIT admin computers. Software Center > Applications > Microsoft Project > Install
Microsoft Visio

(with Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching)

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Yes Yes Yes [$0] Restrictions apply by department – contact software @bcit.ca to ask if you qualify Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Microsoft Visio

(without Azure Dev Tools for Teaching)

None Yes Yes No [$0] Available through the Software Center on all BCIT admin computers. Software Center > Applications > Microsoft Project > Install
Microsoft Windows 7 Azure Dev Tools for Teaching only Yes Yes Yes Visit the link in the next column to see if you qualify Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Microsoft Windows 8 Azure Dev Tools for Teaching only Yes Yes Yes Visit the link in the next column to see if you qualify Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Microsoft Windows Server (without Azure Dev Tools for Teaching) None No No No No special licensing available from BCIT None
Microsoft Windows Server (with Azure Dev Tools for Teaching) Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Yes Yes Yes Visit the link in the next column to see if you qualify Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Microsoft Visual Studio With Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Yes Yes Yes [$0] Restricted to 2012 Premium version only None
Microsoft Visual Studio (with Azure Dev Tools for Teaching) Without Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Yes Yes Yes Visit the link in the next column to see if you qualify Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

More information about software licensing