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COVID-19 Technology Resources

Drexel University is committed to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of its community. Details on all university-wide measures being taken can be found on Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website.

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UPDATED: 11:00 AM ET, September 18, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, we want to share with you technology tips and resources to help you complete your courses and stay connected during this time. We will continue to share relevant information, updates, and resources as they become available.

We hope that you all continue to remain healthy. Thank you again for your patience, flexibility and compassion during this time.

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Laptops

Drexel University IT has PC and Mac laptops available for students, faculty, and professional staff to borrow during the campus closure.

Please submit a request to borrow a loaner laptop.

  Note: If you need additional software after you've received your loaner laptop, please email the Westphal IT team.

Software

We've coordinated with our valued partners to support your creative process and help you achieve success in your academic program while learning remotely. The software products available to you are shown in the table below.

Software Academic Program

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe After Effects, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Adobe XD, and more.

Westphal College is making Adobe Creative Cloud free to all Westphal students for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Learn how to install Adobe Creative Cloud apps on your PC or Mac.

Animation, Architecture, Design & Merchandising, Fashion Design, Film & Television, Game Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Digital Media, Interior Design, Music Industry, Photography, Product Design, Studio Art, Virtual Reality

Autodesk

Autodesk 3ds Max, Alias, AutoCAD, Inventor, Maya, MotionBuilder, ReCap, Revit, and more.

Animation, Architecture, Game Design, Interactive Digital Media, Interior Design, Product Design, Virtual Reality

Capture One

Students receive a free 30-day trial, and then verify your enrollment to save 65% on Capture One and subscribe for just $7.00 per month.

Photography

Cisco AnyConnect

In order to access restricted resources from off campus, such as file servers and license servers, you'll need to connect to Drexel's virtual private network (VPN).

Animation, Architecture, Design & Merchandising, Fashion Design, Film & Television, Game Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Digital Media, Interior Design, Music Industry, Photography, Product Design, Studio Art, Virtual Reality

CLO

CLO Virtual Fashion has made temporary at-home access to CLO available for our students.

Please contact your course instructor for more information.

Animation, Fashion Design, Game Design, Virtual Reality

Finale

MakeMusic has extended their Finale free trial from 30 to 60 days to assist students and educators with at-home access.

Music Industry

Foundry Collective

Nuke, Cara VR, Modo, Mari, and Katana.

Students enjoy a free year of Foundry products at foundry.com/education.

Animation, Game Design, Virtual Reality

Houdini FX

SideFX has made temporary at-home access to Houdini FX available for our students.

Animation, Game Design, Virtual Reality

Logic Pro X

Apple has extended their Logic Pro X free trial from 30 to 90 days to assist students and educators with at-home access.

Music Industry

Media Composer

Avid Media Composer licenses are available for our Film & Television students.

Please contact your course instructor for more information.

Film & Television

McDSP

McDSP has made the Everything Pack professional audio plug-in bundle available for our students.

Please contact your course instructor for more information.

Music Industry

Microsoft 365

Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more, and Microsoft OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, Teams, and related services.

Animation, Architecture, Design & Merchandising, Fashion Design, Film & Television, Game Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Digital Media, Interior Design, Music Industry, Photography, Product Design, Studio Art, Virtual Reality

Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling

Movie Magic Budgeting and Movie Magic Scheduling licenses are available for our Film & Television students.

Please contact your course instructor for more information.

Film & Television

Pro Tools

Avid Pro Tools licenses are available for our Music Industry students.

Please contact your course instructor for more information.

Music Industry

Qube!

You can submit jobs to our render farm from home.

Animation, Game Design, Virtual Reality

Redshift

Maxon has made temporary at-home access to Redshift available for our students and educators.

Animation, Game Design, Virtual Reality

Rhino

Robert McNeel & Associates offers a free, fully functional trial of Rhino for 90 days at rhino3d.com/download.

Architecture

Substance

Substance Painter, Designer, and more.

Animation, Game Design, Virtual Reality

SynthEyes

Andersson Technologies LLC has made temporary at-home access to SynthEyes available for our students and educators.

Animation, Game Design, Virtual Reality

ZBrush

Pixologic has extended their ZBrush 2020 free trial to assist students and educators with at-home access.

Animation, Game Design, Virtual Reality

Zoom

Animation, Architecture, Design & Merchandising, Fashion Design, Film & Television, Game Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Digital Media, Interior Design, Music Industry, Photography, Product Design, Studio Art, Virtual Reality

  Note: Your use of each software product is governed by the terms of the product's licensing agreement. In many cases, software is licensed only for the purposes of learning, teaching, training, and research by students, faculty, and professional staff, and may not be used for any commercial, professional, or for-profit purposes. It is your responsibility to review and obey the licensing requirements of each software product you may use. Read the license terms of each software product for additional details regarding use rights.

Westphal Print Center and Self-service printing

Westphal Print Center

Effective Friday, March 13, 2020, all large format print services are suspended and the Westphal Print Center (URBN Center, 140) will be closed until further notice.

PaperCut Web Print

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, all self-service print services for student use are suspended and access to PaperCut Web Print will be disabled until further notice.

  Note: This does not affect printing to department multi-function copiers for faculty and professional staff.

If you have any questions, please email the Print Center team.