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Guide to Hybrid & Online Learning at JMU

Download and Install JMU Software

JMU provides selected software packages and recommends up-to-date software to JMU students. Learn about three of the most popular packages here:

Pulse Secure

You will first need to download and install Pulse Secure to download the other software from JMU. Learn how to connect with Pulse Secure here. A screenshot of Pulse Secure in action is below:

JMU Off-Campus Connection - Pulse Secure

Microsoft Office

JMU students can download and install the Microsoft Office package and Office365 by logging in with their JMU eID while using an off-campus connection with Pulse Secure. Microsoft software can be used for online learning; for example, for recording PowerPoint presentations (for Windows users) for classes. 

SPSS or NVivo

JMU students can download and install SPSS or NVivo for use in courses or for research purposes by logging in with their JMU eID while using an off-campus connection with Pulse Secure

Some computers may have security settings that block the installation. Below are directions to apply exclusions to your computer so that SPSS can be installed:


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