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Programs and services

For students and employees at Østfold University College.

Adobe Connect

Tools for online teaching with the teacher, group work, and meetings.
It's common amongst teachers to publish the meeting link in a canvas room.

Adobe Connect is being discontinued 31.12.2020

Autodesk (For Engineering and Information Technology)

Autodesk offers free versions of many of its programs. You can download Maya, Autocad and more.


Canvas is the learning platform used by students and staff at HiØ.


EndNote is used to handle references professionally in your written work. To download EndNote you need a user account from HiØ.


Some courses use different Google services in teaching,  a user account has been created that is linked to students and staffs FEIDE user.

Granta (For Information Technology)

Granta is installed from HiØ's program area.

Jetbrains (Information Technology)

Jetbrains has a number of development tools for eg. Java, C / C ++, Python, PHP, and Javascript. This is free for students and staff at Østfold University College as long as you register with your FEIDE e-mail address.


MATLAB is a comprehensive math program with its own scripting language. With MATLAB you can manipulate matrices, plot functions, and data, create user interfaces etc. The program is one of the most widely used mathematical software among engineers.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that can be used for electronic meetings, group work, small group teaching, remote assistance, file sharing, and chat. It is available for students, staff, and external.



Nettskjema (Webform) is the University's tool for surveying, enrolling, and collecting data in a secure way.

Nettskjema diktafon app for mobile (Audio recording)

Nettskjema Diktafon is an app for recording interviews and other sensitive material, where the recording is handled in a safe manner.


Many freeware programs can be downloaded via Ninite. There's browsers, audio and video programs, and other useful tools.
Most of the educational software used by students and staff in the Section for Teaching and Learning can be found here.


With Office365, you can store your files in OneDrive and use the Office suite locally or in the cloud. Students also read their email in Office 365.

PDF Creator

Software used to merge different documents into one PDF document. Downloaded from

Safe Exam Browser

Safe Exam Browser is used when conducting digital exams. The program is downloaded via the DEMO exam by logging into Inspera.

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Østfold University College is an Education Partner with Altova. Students and staff, therefore, have free access to eg. XMLSpy for use in teaching.


We use Zoom for online teaching, co-creating, and collaborating in groups, courses, oral assignments, oral exams, and meetings. Employees and students are logged in with FEIDE. Links to Zoom online teaching are found in your Canvas rooms.

Semester start 2020

Drop-in sessions are held in Zoom every day at 12:00 - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday Aug 7 to Friday Aug 14. Join to test out your technical equipment, to be prepared for participating in Zoom online classes.