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Software for Loyola Affiliates

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Loyola University New Orleans makes a variety of office and academic software suites available to students, faculty, and staff. The software listed below is available online, from any location, free of any additional charges. Up-to-date versions of the major web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari are generally compatible with these suites, so they can be accessed from most computers, tablets, and smart phones on which such browsers are available. Access depends on having an email address ending in or Access is available only to users currently affiliated with the university, and may be lost after graduating or otherwise leaving.

For information on setting up your accounts for the first time, visit:

If you need help setting up or accessing your accounts, open a support ticket with the Information Technology Help Desk

Google Suite

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Just by logging in to your Loyola email account, you have access to Drive (file storage space in the Cloud), Docs (word processor), Sheets (spreadsheets), Slides (presentations), Calendar, Keep (note-taking) and more. Just open another tab in the same browser (in which you are logged into email) and type the name of the App, such as,, etc. Or click on the Apps icon near the upper right of your Loyola email page.

the icon will look something like this: 

Help with Google Suite programs is available at:

Microsoft Office 365 for Education

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An academic version of Microsoft Office 365 includes One Drive (file storage in the Cloud), Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint (presentation slides), OneNote (note-taking) and more. Microsoft Access and Publisher are NOT available in this version. . 

After that initial setup, you can log in from anywhere at

Help with the Microsoft Office suite can be found at:

NOTE: Your One Drive data will be deleted and access to Office 365 will be canceled when you graduate or otherwise leave Loyola. Backup any files you want to keep, if you anticipate leaving. 

VLAB (Virtual Computer Laboratory)

Word Cloud with names of programs included in VLABVLAB (Virtual Computer Laboratory)

VLAB provides a variety of software, including programming languages, statistical and mathematical software, and media editing programs. Some of the included programs are ArcMap, Audacity, MatLab, Visual Basic, Wolfram Mathematica and SPSS.  Microsoft Office programs, including Access and Publisher, are also part of the suite. 

You can find VLAB on the web at

Each of the programs within the VLAB suite has separate help available.