Sources for academic software discounts

By admin
August 21st, 2016 - 8:40am

Educational software applications could be purchased from various sources.  For your convenience, the IT department has leveraged our Volume Licensing subscriptions to provide you discounts.  Because of the College’s Software Assurance benefits restrictions, the discounted software license will remain active, only if the student is currently registered with COM or if the staff is still employed. Alumni and retirees are NOT eligible under most programs.

Office 365: Inspire, Engage, Collaborate for free

Office 365 appsIn order to help you have a successful year, we're providing Office 365 to every faculty member and student at our school free of charge. With Office 365, you will have access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, OneDrive, Yammer, and much more to help you both in the classroom and office. And with students using the same programs, you can easily share materials electronically without file fidelity issues.

You may login into your Office 365 email thru a link in your MyCom portal or access the entire platform from Several smartphone apps are also available.






Five (5) free Microsoft Office 2016 for personal use

Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016To download your copy, please logon onto your Office 365 from the machine you intend to install on (personal device). Click on the "settings" icon, then on “Office 365" (in My app settings). Proceed to software section and click on “Office”.  Activate your install online using your network login.








E-store for Windows 10 OS and other applications

Windows 10 logoIn collaboration with Kivuto, a Microsoft Partner, the College has setup a webstore for your convenience. For a nominal fee, you may purchase Windows 10 OS for personal use. Please visit the webstore at








Microsoft Imagine LogoMicrosoft Imagine is a program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft developer tools, for learning, teaching and research purposes.  College of Marin offers both Standard (campus-wide) and Premium (Computer Science only) subscriptions under this program.  The subscriptions include Microsoft Visual Studio, Visio, Project, and more.  Students may download the software applications at reduced or no cost.  Click here to enter the webstore. Please note that Premium membership will be awarded at the start of each term (1st, 2nd and 3rd Monday of each term).