A&S Administered Software

The University of Alabama purchases site-wide licenses for many software applications so that all UA faculty and staff have access to these tools. However, some applications have been purchased by the College of Arts & Sciences for use by College employees. This page explains how some of the newer licenses are managed by UA and A&S.


Mathematica is a computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields within academic and commercial institutions. While this license is managed by the College of Arts and Sciences, several other colleges have opted to share costs so that their employees have access to this tool. Ruth Pionke manages this license. Anyone in A&S who is interested in installing this program should contact her. The following is a list of contacts for the other eligible colleges:
Engineering – Evan Hisey
Libraries – Library Help Desk
Honors College – Jane Batson

For more information about Mathematica, consult the Wolfram Research website.


Qualtrics is an online survey tool that tracks participation, displays results graphically and statistically and in real-time, and exports data in a variety of file formats. This license is available for all faculty, staff, and students at The University of Alabama. The university-wide license is managed by Cathy Rainey and Ivon Foster, but the various colleges have managers who provide information to their faculty and staff and who can provide them with more features than the basic version. Individuals can access the software by going to the University of Alabama Qualtrics login page. Faculty, staff, and students in A&S with questions about Qualtrics should contact Ruth Pionke or consult the Qualtrics page on the Office of Information Technology website.

UA Box

Box is a secure cloud storage and file sharing tool licensed by the University of Alabama for use by all faculty, staff, and students. The license is managed by OIT and can be accessed by going to the Tech tab in myBama. There are no college level managers for this program, but A&S faculty and staff are welcome to contact Ruth Pionke with any questions.

Tips for using UA Box: If you have a personal Box account that you’ve created with your university email, eTech recommends that you do not combine your personal Box account with the institutional Box account. To avoid this intermingling of personal and institutional Box accounts, change the email on your personal Box account to a personal email address. Once you’ve set up your UA Box account, go into the settings and add all of your UA email addresses (@bama.ua.edu, @as.ua.edu, etc.). Adding these other UA addresses will make the sharing of files with coworkers go more smoothly.