Department Software

Department Software

The Department of Business Administration uses several different services to distribute software and eBooks. To assist students, we are providing tutorials for each of the services utilized for department courses in order to ensure easy transitions and installations for all students and faculty. Below you will find a short description of each of the services that are available to you for academic use for being a student in the department or enrolling in a specific department course. At the end of each software or service description, you will find a link to the respective tutorial webpages, which contain the corresponding software/services website links.

Microsoft DreamSpark Premium

The Department of Business Administration extensively utilizes Microsoft DreamSpark Premium (formerly known as Microsoft Academic Alliance – MSDNAA). This service allows the department to distribute several different Microsoft software products for students to install on their personal computers for academic non-commercial use. Some of these programs are needed for specific department courses, independent studies with department faculty members, or academic competitions by department student clubs.

Some of the programs available through DreamSpark Premium include:

  • Microsoft Expression Web 4.0
  • Microsoft Visio 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2010
  • Microsoft Access 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Sever 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 2010
  • And various other Microsoft software packages.

Please choose one of the three following:

  1. If you are a first time user, please see specific information/guidelines on signing up for the first time use of Microsoft DreamSpark Premium through Eastern Department of Business Administration’s DreamSpark Premium Storefront and to obtain software for your classes.
  2. If you have forgotten your DreamSpark password, please read this tutorial.
  3. If you have a problem involving an expired Microsoft DreamSpark/Academic Alliance account,
    please read this tutorial.

If you have registered for DreamSpark Premium with the Department in a prior term or there was an account setup for you because of a BIS course and you need to gain access again, please read these instructions

Note: If you cannot burn the downloaded software installation files to a CD (the best method), please follow the instructions described for the Extraction Method:
Go to MSDNAA File Extraction Software Instructions for instructions on how to use and install a free file extraction program.

myITlab by Pearson

myITlab by Pearson is a platform software that coincides with some of the Department of Business Administration course textbooks. It allows for online assessments and training related to Microsoft Office applications. For example myITlab is used in BUS 205 – Information Management in conjunction with the textbook Exploring Microsoft Office 2010. Below are some links that will help you register and enroll in your course on myITlab.

  1. Check your System Requirements to be sure your personal computer can run the software.
  2. A tutorial that will help you through the process of registering and installing myITlab step-by-step.
  3. A PowerPoint File with more information on registering and enrolling in your class for myITlab.
  4. A quick video explanation on registering and enrolling with myITlab.

VitalSource Bookshelf – Wiley Publishing Online Reader

Some courses now require a new eReader program called VitalSource in order to buy and access text books. For example, you must use VitalSource in order to buy “Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business, required for BUS 205 – Information Management.

A short tutorial on how to obtain your eTextbook using this new software.