Staff in schools have the option to use PCs or Macs which are installed and supported by IT Services.
Users generally receive a standard desktop. This basic system (including operating system, Microsoft Office, virus checker, firewall plus additional software) applies to both PC and Mac-based systems.
For the full list of software installed on a PC, click on the Windows Start button and then All programs.
To see the full list of programs on a Mac, open Finder and click on Applications.
Users of Windows 7 PCs can also install additional software on demand:
Sometimes you may need to use specialised software such as programs particular to your subject area, or a device driver for a non-standard piece of equipment.
If you are familiar with installing software on your own computer, and you have checked to make sure the special software is not already available, then you can install this special software yourself. First you will need to request the ability to do this by completing the following form.
This will give you local administration rights on your computer, so you can install the additional software.
Updated on 30 November 2012