HWS provides students, staff, and faculty with free access to Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, malware protection, and much more.

Services (8)

Adding Third-Party Applications to HWS Systems

Adding third-party applications to HWS systems for increased functionality.

File Storage

HWS provides multiple ways for students, faculty, and staff to store and collaborate on files.

Productivity Applications (Microsoft 365)

Productivity suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint,and more for desktops, mobile devices, and browsers.

Software Tutorials

HWS users can view general software tutorials through Infobase Learning. IT Services also provides user support of DataCamp for tutorials specific to data analysis software.

Spatial Analysis Tools

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has access to ESRI ArcGIS Pro for desktop and associated resources for working with spatial data through a campus-wide education license. Both desktop software and online mapping tools are available, including the Community Analyst (demographic analysis) and Business Analyst (market research) tools. The ESRI software tool platform, ArcGIS, is a commercial GIS software tool that is widely used to display and examine spatial data. In addition to ESRI desktop tools, users can also share created data on the Internet using ArcServer and ArcGIS Online for Organizations software.

Survey Tool

IT Services provides a web-based survey tool that may be used by faculty and staff at the Colleges. This tool may be used for both simple and complex surveys, and offers an easy-to-use interface, various question types and options, user-friendly survey URLs, and mass e-mail and reporting capabilities.

TV Streaming

HWS provides free TV streaming through SpectrumU. Students and employees can access up to 80 TV Channel apps, such as popular entertainment, international, and sports channels (see below) using your HWS credentials. Along with live TV, SpectrumU offers a sizeable on-demand library with previous episodes, full series, and hit movies when you watch on campus. You can also record up to 20 shows and watch them anytime using cloud DVR for on-campus viewing.

Web Site Space

Space on Colleges' Web servers is available to HWS community members for academic purposes. Editing access may be granted to one or more people. Web sites are created under http://people.hws.edu/web_site_name.