Academic Volume License (AVL) servers are managed using NI Volume License Manager (VLM). This document provides steps on how to set up your licensing server as well as links to helpful resources for you or for your software users.
Academic Volume Licenses (AVLs) servers are managed using NI Volume License Manager (VLM). VLM is a tool for our multi-seat license programs which allows you to centrally manage your licenses.
Adding Faculty Access
Adding Student Access
Once the license server is set up, students can activate their software. The method that they should use depends on how the license serve is configured.
As part of your academic volume license, students and staff can access a variety of online courses. They will need to create and log into their own ni.com user account associated with the VLA. See Access Online Training with a Volume License Agreement (VLA) for detailed instructions for administrators and end users.
Web-based AVL software downloads are made available as soon as the products release to provide immediate access. For a list of software included in the Academic Volume License, refer to Software Included in NI Academic Volume License.
It may be beneficial to create a computer image with the AVL software for classroom or lab computers. In these cases, it is possible to include NI licensing when creating a computer image.
For information about downloading software for macOS or Linux, refer to Access Academic Volume License Software for Mac and Linux Users.
Admin Support Resources
Student Support Resources