Listed below is a selection of links to ICT support material including:

  • Microsoft support videos
  • LinkedIn Learning videos
  • Padlets with links to additional support material

These will be of use to help you get up to speed with some of the software that you may need to use during your time at GCU.

Note: All GCU students and staff have access to LinkedIn Learning content. You may be required to log in using your GCU email and password.

If you have any problems accessing the support material or if you have requests or suggestions for additional material, then email  them to

Microsoft Support

MS Onedrive
MS Project

Other Software Support

SPSS Statistical Analysis Package

SPSS is a data analysis application mostly used for the analysis of survey and questionnaire data. Using it will enable you to analyse data and present results from this analysis in text and graphical format.

SPSS Statistics Essential Training

SPSS for Academic Research

Padlet SPSS Support

MATLAB and Simulink


When you access the official MathWorks site material, for the first time, you will be prompted to create an account. You can do this by entering a valid email address and a password of your choice. You will need to use the email address and password to access the training thereafter. The training modules save your progress as you work through the material so you can logout and rejoin where you left off.

MATLAB and Simulink Training "Onramp"- using online simulators

LinkedIn Learning

MATLAB 2018 Essential Training


GCU Library

Library RefWorks

Refworks (YouTube)

Refworks Quickstart Videos


GCU AppsAnywhere is a software service that allows students and staff to run software on-demand to any Windows PC. You can use the AppsAnywhere on your own Windows PC to run software from the University, all you need is a one-time install of the AppAnywhere software, which you will be prompted to install when you access the page.

AppsAnywhere Overview

AppsAnywhere - to access, you will be required to log in using your GCU username and password.


Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.

Can be downloaded via GCU AppsAnywhere or direct from the Audacity website.

LinkedIn Learning

Learning Audacity

Collaborate Ultra

Virtual backgrounds are not currently built in to Blackboard Collaborate, however, virtual backgrounds from Snap Camera can be used as a workaround to create a similar effect.

This Youtube video explains how to install Snap Camera and to setup a virtual background.