Academic Courseware for Faculty | University of Pittsburgh

Academic Courseware for Faculty

All eligible teaching faculty can download more than 75 academic courseware titles via the Software Download Service. Log in to My Pitt (, click Software Downloads, and click the Software Download Service Login link to view a complete list of available titles.

In order to access academic courseware, faculty members need to install a program called KeyAccess (available from the Software Download Service). The KeyAccess client enables a computer to access the licenses that are needed to run these software applications. You will see a yellow notification box if the software program you want to download requires KeyAccess. You only need to install KeyAccess once.

Check Out Software and Work Offline

KeyCheckout, a feature of KeyAccess, offers faculty the ability to check out licenses to use certain software programs on their computer locally without the need to be online. Key Checkout is available for more than 50 titles including popular software such as Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Suite, EndNote, Matlab, and SAS.

The software license may be checked out from one day to a maximum time of five weeks. This program is ideal for faculty members who travel or want to work from home without being online.


Your computer must be connected to a PittNet Ethernet port on campus, PittNet Wi-Fi, or the Pitt VPN (Pulse Secure) Service in Network Connect mode in order run KeyAccess or to check out a license via KeyCheckout. Your operating system must also be correctly configured for TCP/IP network connectivity.

Detailed Help

Software Available for Checkout

  • Acrobat Professional
  • Alias Design
  • Amos
  • AnswerTree
  • ArcEditor
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced
  • Architecture
  • AutoCAD
  • Captivate
  • ChemBioDraw
  • Civil 3D
  • Corel WordPerfect Office
  • CorelDRAW
  • Creative Suite Design Premium
  • Creative Suite Master Collection
  • Data & Maps for ArcGIS
  • Defense Mapping
  • Designer Technical Suite
  • Ecotect Analysis
  • Electrical
  • EndNote
  • Finale
  • FinMetrics
  • Industry Careers Framework
  • Inventor Professional
  • JMP Pro
  • Map 3D
  • Maple
  • Maplesoft
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • Mechanical
  • MEP
  • Minitab
  • Navisworks
  • Office
  • Painter
  • PaintShop Photo Pro
  • Revit Architecture
  • Revit MEP Suite
  • Revit Structural Detailing
  • Revit Structure Suite
  • S+SeqTrial
  • SAS
  • Scientific Workplace
  • Showcase
  • Simulation Multiphysics
  • SketchBook Designer
  • SketchBook Pro
  • Spotfire Miner
  • Spotfire S+ SPSS
  • SPSS
  • Stat Transfer
  • Stata
  • Vault Server
  • Vault Server for Civil 3D
  • Visual Studio
  • WordPerfect Office