Productivity Software


Web Browser. A software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.
TWU Standard Options: Edge, Google Chrome (in computer labs/classrooms and by request), Safari (Macs), Firefox (via Software Center or Self-Service)

Word Processing. Using a computer to create, edit, and print documents. Of all computer applications, word processing is the most common.
TWU Standard Options: Microsoft Word, Google Docs

Data Analysis (spreadsheets). For organization, analysis and storage of data in tabular form.
TWU Standard Options: Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, SPSS

Presentations. Used to display information in the form of a slide show. It has three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images, and a slide-show system to display the content.
TWU Standard Options: Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides

Desktop Publishing. The creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing.
TWU Standard Options: Microsoft Publisher, Google Draw

Calendars. Calendar events are stored online and can be viewed from any location. Multiple calendars can be created and shared, allowing different levels of permissions for each user.
TWU Standard Options: Microsoft Outlook/, Google Calendar

Email Client. A method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Email operates across the Internet or other computer networks via an email provider's server facility.
TWU Standard Options: Microsoft Outlook/, GMail

PDF. A file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
TWU Standard Options: Adobe Acrobat, Google Suite, Office

Web Design. Structured wiki- and Web page-creation tools enable anyone to develop webpages. TWU uses Terminal4 to manage its web content; however, students, faculty, and staff may also create their own wiki and websites with standard software.
TWU Standard Options: Google Sites

Forms. Allows collection of information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. The information is then collected and automatically connected to a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses.
TWU Standard Options: Google Forms, Nintex

Organization Charts. Business diagrams, such as flowchart, timeline, PivotDiagram, and organizational chart, as well as process diagrams, floor plans, and more.
TWU Standard Option: Microsoft Visio (department purchase), Google Drawings

Getting started

TWU machines come with productivity software installed. TWU students and employees may access Google Suite with their TWU credentials through any browser (Google Suite works best with the Chrome browser).


Contact the Technology Service Desk at,, submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog, or submit a request by clicking Request Service on this page.

Who can use it

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Learn More

IT Solutions Knowledge Base

Office Training and Help
Learn Google Suite
LinkedIn Learning: Office 2016 New Features

LinkedIn Learning: Learning Word 2016
LinkedIn Learning: Word 2016 Essential Training

LinkedIn Learning: Learning Excel 2016
LinkedIn Learning: Excel 2016 Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Learning Outlook 2016
LinkedIn Learning: Outlook 2016 Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Learning PowerPoint 2016
LinkedIn Learning: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Office 2016 for Educators
LinkedIn Learning: Office for Mac 2016 New Features
LinkedIn Learning: Learning Word for Mac 2016
LinkedIn Learning: Word for Mac 2016 Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Learning Excel for Mac 2016
LinkedIn Learning: Excel for Mac 2016 Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Learning Outlook for Mac 2016
LinkedIn Learning: Outlook for Mac 2016 Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Learning PowerPoint for Mac 2016
LinkedIn Learning: PowerPoint for Mac 2016 Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Google Drive Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Google Docs Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Google Sheets Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Google Forms Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Google Slides Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning: Google Calendar Essential Training
Adobe Acrobat DC Training
Microsoft Visio Support

Related Services

Standard Software
Email Accounts
Calendar (Google Suite and Outlook)

Forms and/or Workflow (SharePoint Nintex)
Lucidchart YouTube

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Productivity Software


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