Academic Site License Administrator Resources

End User Entitlements

The Academic Site License contains more than just software licensing. Staff and students are entitled to a wide range of services that help ensure that they are successful with the NI platform.

  • Access NI Online Training
  • Staff may open a Service Request with an NI Applications Engineer
  • If you own a "Teaching" or "Teaching and Research" Academic Site Licenses we will ship your Site License administrator updated install media (USB) once per year to assist with disseminating the latest NI software to the large number of users you service.
  • Student Install permits undergraduate students to install and activate software on their personal computers for learning purposes.


Setting Up a License

NI Software can be managed by local activation with a serial number or through a volume license server with either NI Volume License Manager (VLM) or through FLEX.


Software Downloads

Web-based installers are made available as soon as the products release to provide immediate access. For downloading specific individual items visit

Important Documentation

Documentation for Academic Site License is shipped with the USB drives twice a year, but it can always be found online.

Support Resources

Should any questions arise, other license administrators are available on the forums to ask questions. For any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact NI Application Engineers for technical support.

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