Below is a list of university-approved software you may use on your computers and laptops. If you need assistance with any of the software, please contact your ITC, SON Tech Support, or 6 Tech for assistance. Note: If any of these links don’t work, please contact your ITC. Thanks

At UNC Greensboro we have access to a wide variety of hardware and software to use for instruction and daily operations. UNC Greensboro uses clickwrap agreements to show that UNC Greensboro agrees to the terms and conditions of the contracts prior to faculty, staff, and students using a product or service.

Visit the Office of General Counsel’s webpage to review the list of approved and supported products and services available through clickwrap agreements. 

UNCG Approved Software

Office 365 is the cloud-based Microsoft productivity suite that provides access to Office applications (like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) and other productivity services. Information Technology Services (ITS) has made Office 365 available to all UNC Greensboro students, faculty and staff, which provides feature enhancements, cost-savings and convenience advantages for the UNC Greensboro community. To access Office 365, navigate to and use your UNC Greensboro credentials (username and password) to log in. To learn more about Office 365 view the ITS Office 365 @ UNCG webpage.
SoftChalk can help you to introduce active learning opportunities and improve engagement. It can be used to create interactive elements, quizzes, modules, or an entire course housing a variety of media. This software is integrated with the Canvas Gradebook, meaning that when your students take a SoftChalk activity online, the grades can automatically be linked back to a Canvas course. To learn more about SoftChalk view the Using SoftChalk with your Canvas Course.
MyCloud is a service that offers UNC Greensboro faculty, staff and students access to applications and virtual desktops over the internet. While you can use MyCloud to access applications in computer labs on campus and in your office, you can also use it to access applications from your home or mobile devices, making distance learning and commuting more convenient. To access MyCloud, navigate to and use your UNC Greensboro credentials (username and password) to log in.


Respondus LockDown Browser is an application that prevents students from accessing other websites, tools, and resources while taking online tests and quizzes. Respondus Monitor uses the student’s webcam to create a recording of the student’s behavior while they’re taking the test.
Panopto is a piece of software, similar to Canvas Studio, that can be used as a lecture capture streaming solution. This video platform allows recording, webcasting, and video content management for distance learning. It is already integrated into Canvas and additionally offers an option to install the software on your computer. Use the articles and videos below to learn more about Panopto and how you could use it in your courses.

Request Scheduled Panopto Recordings

Are you considering using Panopto to record your face-to-face class sessions? If so, ITS can automate these in-person Panopto recordings in your face-to-face classroom spaces. To schedule your recordings, please complete this form.

What's NEW in Panopto?

  • On Monday, January 3rd, 2022, Panopto will change the default content retention policy for all Panopto Cloud sites. The new default policy will automatically archive any video that has not been viewed in thirteen months. The cleanup frequency will be set to run twice per month.
  • Please see this article for more information on archiving content in Panopto. Archived videos are not available for immediate viewing, but all users can restore a video. Restoration of an archived video can take up to 48 hours. Once the video is restored, the user who initiated the request will receive an email alert with a link to view the video in the interactive viewer.
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