Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you using the software and hardware we provide in the facilities. We do not provide general software tutorials but will redirect you to other resources to learn new software. Staff are also not able to help you with your assignments and will instead redirect you to your instructor or TA.


The University of Victoria's student computing facilities are equipped with modern Windows and Macintosh computers loaded with a wide variety of business, research, Internet, statistics and math, design, and multimedia production applications.

Full software list for all facilities: Full Software List

Printing and copying

For a small fee, self-serve laser printing and photocopying, including colour printing, is available at all computing facilities.

Wireless networking

Secure wireless Internet is available across the UVic campus. Visitors from participating universities have free access through the eduroam network.

Video projectors

Each classroom is equipped with a projector system that is connected to a workstation and can be connected to your notebook computer.

Multimedia capabilities

Using integrated room speakers or a portable PA system and wireless mic, our classrooms are suitable for multimedia presentations.

A/V rentals

Additional A/V equipment may be rented from UVic Audio Visual Services should you require it.

Questions may be directed to one of the facility contacts.

Self-help resources

The following web links to resources (such as tutorials, training videos, reference guides, and software tools) may be useful in learning and using software available at our facilities and other academic software.

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Microsoft Word 2010

Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft Publisher 2010

Microsoft OneNote 2010

Microsoft SharePoint 2007

Software tools

  • Online converter (online-convert; Free web-based tool for converting media between formats)
  • EndNote at UVic (UVic Libraries; free trial of commercial biblliographic management software)
  • RefWorks (UVic Libraries; log in to campus licensed web-based biblliographic management software)

Training resources

  • (Extensive online video tutorials for software including office applications; UVic is offering unlimited access to current faculty and staff who have an active Netlink ID, for personal or professional development for a 1-year trial, commencing May 2015.)
  • Safari Books Online (Electronic library thousands of books on science and technology, including office applications; free to the UVic community)

Adobe CS6

Apple iLife suite

Video editing


Software tools

Web design


Training resources

  • W3Schools Online Web Tutorials (W3C; extensive tutorials, references, and sandbox environment for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other web standards)
  • (Extensive online video tutorials for software including Adobe CS offering free 7-day trial)
  • Safari Books Online (Electronic library with thousands of books on science and technology, including digital media; free to the UVic community)

Math and stats packages training resources

Programming and scripting

Software tools

  • Stat/transfer (Circle Systems; a commercial software tool for transferring between different stats packages)
  • Athena viral map (Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center: free viral genomic databases and analysis tools)

Citation management

  • EndNote at UVic (UVic Libraries; free trial of commercial biblliographic management software)
  • RefWorks (UVic Libraries; log in to campus-licensed web-based biblliographic management software)
  • Style Guides (MLA, APA, etc.) (UVic Libraries; quick reference guides to a number of academic citation formats)

Style guides and dictionaries