Work Resources

Work resources are applications executed remotely on terminal servers, i.e. they run without installing on your machine. They can be accessed from any office machine. Some of the available applications are: Acrobat DC, Office 2016, etc. You can launched from a browser or from your desktop. Point your browser to From your desktop , […]

Software for Home Use

The OnTheHub Web Store is an independent retailer Dawson College partners with to provide software purchases for faculty, staff, and registered students (excluding non-credit students) on their personally-owned machines. Some of the deals include Microsoft Windows, Corel, SPSS, etc. Product selection is determined by agreements between Dawson College and its software providers, or OnTheHub and […]

Software Center

The Software Center is an inventory of applications that users can install by themselves. To launch it, type ‘Software Center’ in the Windows search box. Some of these, for example and Antidote may not appear on your list if you have not been granted a license yet. Contact the helpdesk.


Standard machines come with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office (Pro) 2013. More software, mostly open source, is available in the Sandbox (shortcut on the desktop) : VLC, Gimp, OpenOffice, etc. There are also applications for Accessibility executed remotely from a terminal server (shortcut on the destkop in labs). You can find more software to install […]

SharePoint shortcuts

Shortcuts to SharePoint allow you to quickly open files within File Explorer or applications, just as you would with a network drive. Depending on your permissions, some may already exist and can be found under Network location: look for shortcuts starting with ‘SP-‘ such as ‘SP-Policies’ or ‘SP-Managers’. You may create your own shortcuts as […]

SharePoint overview

SharePoint is the College document collaboration platform, hosted on the College servers. There are departmental sites, as well college-wide libraries such as policies, memos (all-dawson), etc. SharePoint can be accessed in a variety of ways: through a Web browser, File Explorer, Outlook or an iPad. To set up new sites or libraries, please contact Ekaterine […]


The icon below on your desktop points to a network folder (/software/sandbox) which contains various applications that you can run without needing to install on your computer: These applications may be copied to your local drive, or USB key for offline use. Launch menu Because some packages may include more than one application, a menu […]

Read & Write Installation Guide

For full installation instructions, please login to the MyDawson portal. In the “My Services” menu on the left, select: Student Services > Read & Write All Dawson students and staff can go to to download the software. To log in,  use a Dawson email account and network password to sign into the program by […]

Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus is a version of Office that, thanks to our contract with Microsoft, the College employees and students can use at home or on their personal device. What it includes For PCs and Macs, full versions of Office 2016: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business. For iOS and Android tablets, Word, […] for Outlook is an Outlook Add-In that provides easy, full-featured access to SharePoint content, e.g. to save an email message or its attachment to SharePoint. It may be installed from the Application Catalog. If you don’t see ‘Install/Upgrade’ in the Available Software, contact the Helpdesk. Configuration The installation adds a side-bar to your Outlook window. […]

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