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Using the Software Centre

Software Center is an in-house BCIT software tool which allows you to easily download common applications and updates you may need on your BCIT-issued computer.

Note: To install software, your computer needs to be connected on campus or connected to the BCIT network through myVPN or AccessAnywhere.

Available software in the Software Center

The current list of software you can download through Software Center includes:

  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Cisco Jabber 11.9.2 for Win10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019

All of the software listed above is available for download at no extra charge to you or your department.

How to open the Software Center

Software Center is pre-installed in all BCIT-issued computers.

  1. In the “Type here to search” field on the bottom left of your screen, type “Software Center” and hit Enterscreen shot software centre
  2. Software Center will open displaying the applications that are available for download.screen shot software centre

How to download software

  1. Make sure you have a working Internet connection.
  2. In Software Center, navigate to the Applications page via the left side menu. Software Center opens to this page by default.Banner in blue - applications
  3. Select the application that you would like to install.screen shot software centre
  4. Click the Install button. The application will begin downloading and installing.screen shot software centre

How to download & install updates

  1. Make sure you have a working Internet connection.
  2. In Software Center, navigate to the Updates page via the left side menu.banner - updates on blue background
  3. Select the any updates that you would like to install.screen shot software centre
  4. Click the Install button to install the update immediately. Alternatively, you can click the Schedule button to have the updates installed outside business hours. Business hours can be set in the Options page.screen shot software centre

Software center options

Work information

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You can use the Work Information setting to specify your business hours. When installing updates, you can choose to have the updates installed outside of business hours.

Power management

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You can use the Power management setting to apply your own power settings to your computer. When the box is unchecked, your computer will use power settings applied from IT policy. When the box is checked, your own power settings will override and apply to your computer.

Please do not change the settings under Computer maintenance and Remote control.

For assistance with using the Software Center please call the IT Service Desk at (604) 412-7444 Option #1.

More information about software and licensing