Step 1: Understand what software you have access to
The Student Install Option gives students access to all the same software that is included in your ASL. To see the full list of software included in each ASL, click here. There are three types of Student Install:
LabVIEW Student Install– Included with the Academic Site License – LabVIEW. It activates LabVIEW and the majority of Toolkits and Modules for a vast array of engineering and scientific applications.
Multisim Student Install– Included with the Academic Site License – Multisim. It activates Multisim and Ultiboard for circuit design and simulation.
NI Student Install– Included if you purchased both the LabVIEW and Multisim Academic Site Licenses. It activates all software covered by both LabVIEW and Multisim site licenses.
Step 2: Activating the Software
Your Academic Site License media shipment mailed to you will include a LabVIEW Student Software Package. The label on the Student Software package contains a single serial number that can be distributed to all students eligible to install and activate the software. Note that this serial number will allow the applicable NI software to be activated the current academic year. If a student is returning to school for another year, they will be prompted to activate the software again, and will require a new serial number.
If you are missing your media shipment and need to get the Student Install activation serial number, call NI customer services. www.ni.com/contact-us
Step 3: Distributing the Software to Students
License administrators should be careful to distribute the serial number to only the students eligible to install the software per the institution’s Academic Site License contract. They should not publish this serial number on an external site and should only be shared within the school’s intranet.
The easiest way for students to access NI software on their PCs is to download it from our website, here:
Attached to this whitepaper you will find a template email you can use to distribute information about the Student Install Option to your students.
Step 4: Reminder Email
As noted above, students will require a new serial number each year to continue using NI software on their personal computers. This new serial number ships to you automatically when you renew your site license through Standard Service Program (SSP).
If you need to reactivate your Standard Service Program contact NI via the link below: