Buying Software


Software for Personally-Owned Computers

As a member of the Canisius College community, you may qualify to purchase a variety of software titles (including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud) at Academic Pricing.  While not an exhaustive list, here are a few shopping options:

Buy Software Online:

  • Canisius software store @ Kivuto
  • Canisius students should be sure to register with their email address in order to qualify.
  • Canisius faculty & staff should be sure to register with their Canisius email address ( do not use your Canisius password )
  • Canisius Kivuto accounts need to be validated each year please see the following wiki page

Buy Software In Person:

Adobe Products for Students, Faculty, & Staff

Canisius College and Adobe have entered into a campus licensing agreement that permits students, faculty, & staff to use Adobe Creative Cloud for a renewable 1 year term. All Adobe Creative Cloud software such as Acrobat DC, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc are available through a subscription when purchased from the Kivuto Canisius Store


Microsoft Office for Students, Faculty, & Staff

Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, plus additional classroom tools at a discount. Office 365 subscription information and creating a Microsoft account can be found here. After signing up for a Microsoft account, users can gain access to free web version of their favorite Office products even without a subscription. The free web version can be accessed here.

Microsoft & Adobe Work-at-Home Agreement for Faculty & Staff

Faculty & staff at Canisius College, may request one (1) copy of the latest version of their software. Under this agreement, employees who use the software as a part of their job (and who were included in the College's FTE calculation) are able to lease an extension of the College's license which allows them to install one (1) copy on a personally-owned computer to do College-related work.

What do Faculty & Staff need?

To acquire software under the work-at-home agreement, current Canisius College faculty & staff will need to provide the Kivuto online store with valid Canisius credentials and can be purchased thru the online storefront.  The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is a 1 year term subscription.



Computer Purchase information click here.