Software Help

December 14, 2016

Getting Started with Qualtrics

Qualtrics is Lafayette's web-based survey tool that is available to the entire campus community. Qualtrics offers extensive online training matierials as well as weekly live trainings.

Features include:

February 29, 2016

Managed Software Center for Mac Installation

Managed Software Center is for installation on college-owned computers only. College employees should download and install MSC only if directed to do so by ITS staff. If you prefer to have someone from User Services assist in the installation, please contact the Help Desk.

To begin, download the installer for Managed Software Center, which will require your Lafayette credentials. After downloading, run the installer.

June 1, 2016

Using Groups in Qualtrics

A group is a set of Qualtrics users with access to a shared library of surveys, panels, and other survey data. If you would like to have a group created for your organization send your request to the Help Desk at with a list of users that should be in the group.

Groups are good for sharing your surveys and other data with a large number of people. Rather than collaborating with individual user accounts, you can collaborate with a group to give everyone in that group access to your survey, message libraries, and panels.

June 1, 2016

Special Features in Qualtrics

Below are instructions for using a few specialized and helpful functions available in Qualtrics.

June 12, 2017

Adding Authentication to a Survey

Qualtrics can require survey participants to log in/authenticate using their Lafayette credentials before they can take your survey.

Go to the [Survey] tab for the survey you want to add authentication to

March 16, 2011

PowerPoint at a Glance – PowerPoint 2007 - PC


Getting started

To begin creating your presentation: Click Start and select Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. PowerPoint will open with a title slide format.

August 22, 2014

Mathematica Installation for Personal Computers

The college licenses Mathematica for installation on college-owned computers. A limited number of licensed copies are available for installation on student-owned machines, as well as personal computers for faculty and staff.


Students can download Mathematica from the Wolfram User Portal.

December 14, 2010

Caution when using images in PowerPoint for Mac

When using a Mac to create a PowerPoint presentation that will be displayed on a PC (e.g., in a smart classroom), images should be inserted as files using PowerPoint menu choices. Copying and pasting or dragging and dropping an image will cause problems when displaying the presentation on a PC. Dragging and dropping an image uses QuickTime compression, which is not supported on the Windows version of PowerPoint.

March 16, 2011

Working with Archive (Zipped) Files on Admin Computers

The application 7-Zip has been installed on all ITS-provided computers to augment Windows XP's built-in support for compressed files.

March 16, 2011

Excel 2 workshop handout

Take your Excel knowledge beyond the basics of creating spreadsheets. Learn to produce charts from Excel data and create interactive data reports with PivotTables. Also learn to add comments and protect spreadsheets.


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