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SAS and JMP Renewal

Licenses for SAS and JMP (Teaching and Research) expire on 6/30/2016. Users of these programs will need to download the latest SID file to extend the term of their licenses. This download can be found at https://bnrsupport.ua.edu/downloadSAS/. For more information about using SAS at UA, visit the SAS page.

SPSS 24 Licensing Bug

OIT has encountered a licensing bug with SPSS 24. If you’ve had issues licensing SPSS 24, please use visit the IBM support page that addresses this issue.

Qualtrics – New Platform, New Look

Qualtrics users might have received an email directly from Qualtrics about “The New Qualtrics Insight Platform” (see the end of this post). It contains links to live and recorded webinars, as well as a link to the support page. A few things were unclear, so please see below for some clarifying information.

Important points about the change:

  • Qualtrics will automatically switch to the new platform on May 23rd.
  • You may experience the new Qualtrics platform now by clicking on your name in the upper right corner, then selecting “Experience the Qualtrics Insight Platform”.  You may toggle back and forth between the two in this manner.
  • NOTE:  The only thing that will not be saved in the new platform are reports.  However, any new surveys you create in the new platform will appear in the current platform.  And all active surveys will continue collecting data.
  • ALL of your surveys and data will remain intact when the change is made.
  • The login URL and the use of your myBama username and password will not change.

A few changes in the new platform:

  • Surveys will be referred to as “projects”
  • Folders will be on the left side, and now you can have up to 5 levels of subfolders to organize your projects.
  • The icons currently on the right end of the row for each survey will be available as a drop down at the end of the row.
  • “Collaborate” will be “Share” in the new drop down list
  • “Advanced Options” will be “Tools” as tab at the top when viewing a survey

OIT encourages users to explore the new Qualtrics platform to familiarize yourself before the change on May 23rd. Also take advantage of the webinars and information on the support page. More information can be found in the email below from Qualtrics.

If you have any questions about UA Qualtrics, you may find the answer on the Qualtrics page, or enter a ticket with the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu

Today we’re excited to launch the new Qualtrics Insight Platform. For the first time ever, organizations can gather, manage, and take action on insights from customers, employees, and markets on a single platform. In the past, technology hasn’t allowed organizations to combine these insights and take action across their entire organization.

But that’s all changing today…

The new Qualtrics Insight Platform:

Is a single hub for your customer experience, market research, and employee insights

Gives you the tools you need to discover and share insights beyond just data collection

Operationalizes and automates transforming insights into action

The Qualtrics Insight Platform brings it all together. This has never been done before, and as a brand that attended the Qualtrics Insight Summit, you now have early access.

Preview Period

Starting today you will be able to switch between the current Research Suite and the new Qualtrics Insight Platform. We want to reassure you that:

You can switch back and forth between the new and current version during the preview period

You can access all your existing reports and data during the preview period and after the transition

All active surveys will be unaffected

There were too many features to show at Summit. Most new features are enabled immediately, a few features can be enabled by contacting your sales representative.


Visit our support page for a complete overview of the new Qualtrics Insight Platform. Additionally, consider attending our live webinars:

Qualtrics Basic Training Webinar Recorded | Live

Qualtrics Advanced Training Webinar Recorded | Live

Qualtrics Data, Analysis, and Reporting Webinar Recorded | Live

What’s Next?

At the end of the preview period, your organization will transition permanently to the new Qualtrics Insight Platform. You can see when the preview period for your organization will end by simply logging in to Qualtrics. You’ll have access to all your existing data and reports during the preview period and after the transition.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 800-340-9194 or reach out to your Client Success rep at Qualtrics. We’re excited to see all the amazing things you accomplish with the Qualtrics Insight Platform.

NVivo Training Webinar

A number of free webinars for NVivo are being offered by the creators of the software, QSR International. These one-hour live sessions cover how to import and code either text (documents & PDFs) or other types of data (audio/video, images, surveys & social media) on both PC and Mac.

NVivo is designed for analyzing all forms of unstructured data using search, query, and visualization tools.

Click on any of the topics below to go to the registration form.

NVivo for Windows

Getting Started with Text

Getting Started with Other Data

NVivo for Mac

Getting Started with Text

Getting Started with Other Data

EndNote, NVivo, Boot Runner, and Winclone now available

Over the summer, there were a handful of new software licenses made available in addition to some specific upgrades. Please share this information in your area however you think is appropriate.

New Software

EndNote – citation managementsoftware (some similarity to RefWorks). Available on Windows and Mac. All students, faculty, staff, and retirees are eligible. Funded by University Libraries, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, Capstone College of Nursing, and Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration. More information: http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/endnote/

NVivo – A tool designed for analyzing unstructured data using search, query and visualization tools. Available on Windows and Mac. All students, faculty, and staff are eligible. Funding provided by the School of Social Work, College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and University Libraries. More information: http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/nvivo/


ChemBioDraw Ultra – upgraded to version 15. More information: http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/chembio-office/

JMP – upgraded to version 12. More information: http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/jmp/

For Labs

Boot Runner – manages startup control for labs, enterprises and classrooms, providing a seamless experience for users and easy management of hosts on Macs. Unlimited use on University-owned machines. Funded by the College of Arts and Sciences, University Libraries, and the Office of Disability Services. More information: http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/boot-runner/

Winclone – Winclone 5 is a complete solution for protecting your Boot Camp Windows system against data loss and a cloning solution when migrating Boot Camp to a new Mac. Unlimited use on University-owned machines. The license was funded by the College of Arts and Sciences, University Libraries, the Office of Disability Services, and AV Solutions. More information:http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/winclone/

EndNote Now Available

EndNote is a reference manager that enables users to find, store, and share references as well as create bibliographies and research-rich documents. EndNote integrates with Microsoft Office products and works on both PC, Mac, and web browsers. EndNote is completely free to use for students, faculty and staff of UA. For more information and instructions on how to obtain the software, visit http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/endnote/.

Renew SAS & JMP SID Files

May 13, 2015 – To renew your current license for SAS Education Analytic Suite and/or JMP Academic Suite, download and install the new SID files. The current license term ends June 30, 2015. More information regarding the University’s enterprise licensing for these products can be found in the OIT Software Catalog.

SPSS 23 Available

May 6, 2015 – SPSS 23 is now available for use on University-owned computers for teaching and research purposes only.  To request the upgrade, please e-mail the OIT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu.  If you require an administrative license, please contact OIT Software Licensing at software.licensing@ua.edu.

Acrobat Adobe DC is Here

April 21, 2015 – Adobe has released Acrobat DC, the upgrade to Acrobat Pro XI.  OIT supported users can contact the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu or 348-5555 to request the upgrade.  If you are not supported by OIT, please contact the technical support team for your department to inquire about your department’s upgrade plans.  For more information about Acrobat DC and other Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps licensed through the University’s Adobe Enterprise Term Site License Agreement, please see http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/adobe-creative-cloud/.

New Outlook for Mac

November 5, 2014 – Microsoft announced Friday a new Outlook for Mac which is only available to Office 365 customers.  Read the full article at http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/31/new-outlook-mac-available-office-365-customers/.  The University does not have a campus-wide O365 subscription, and it is not available through our Microsoft Campus Agreement licensing.  The next Office for Mac will be released in the second half of 2015, at which time we’ll have access to the new version of Outlook.