The University-supported Open Computer Labs, Express Labs, Lecture Rooms, Lecture Halls, and the Student Virtual Lab provide resources to students and faculty to achieve teaching and learning outcomes, while bridging the digital divide.
Current Software Matrix
Software available in University-supported spaces is deployed and maintained by Academic Technology Services (ATS) per the recommendation of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT), a subcommittee of the Academic Senate.
- For a full list of available software in these spaces, see Academic Software Matrix 2021-2022 [XLSX].
- If there is a software package you believe would be beneficial to the purpose of these teaching and learning spaces, please contact your college’s FACT representative [PDF].
FACT Software Matrix Approval Process Timeline
Process Timeline Details
Proposal for Next Academic Year
The proposed Software Matrix for the next academic year is submitted to the Faculty Advising Committee of Technology (FACT) by Academic Technology Services (ATS). The proposed Software Matrix should be based off the current Approved Software Matrix and indicate proposed modifications.
OCTOBER – FEBRUARY
Review and Revise
Committee members review the proposed Software Matrix with the colleges they represent, and present proposed modifications to FACT for discussion, review and approval.
Vote to Approve or Decline
Voting members of FACT Approve or Decline Proposed Software Matrix. If approved the Proposed Software Matrix will become the Approved Software Matrix. If declined no changes will occur in supported areas, besides security patches, or other stability patches that do not impact teaching and learning, and the previous Approved Software Matrix will remain.
MARCH – MAY
Build and Test Images
ATS will build and test software packages and images in accordance to the Approved Software Matrix. ATS will report back any technical issues which may prevent the deployment per the Approved Software Matrix.
JUNE – AUGUST
Deploy Approved Software Matrix
ATS will deploy software packages and images to supported areas per the Approved Software Matrix over the summer break.