Resources - Software & Tools

The software and tools listed below have been used in various projects and have proven to be of use in the classroom. They range from course management systems to communications to scientific modeling software.

  • Moodle In a Box - Moodle has been packaged up, along with its component technologies (EasyPHP , Apache , MySQL , and PHP) and has been pre-configured in a way that will allow you to conveniently install Moodle on virtually any MS Windows machine by simply downloading and installing one executable file.
  • NCSA Visualization Suite - Provides a means to manipulate and visualize data through a wizard driven interface. The suite packages the latest versions of NCSA EasyViz and NCSA Databridge together. The new versions of these software packages provide greater integration and more control over the end product, without exessive clutter.
  • Access Grid Software - The Access Grid® is an ensemble of resources including multimedia large-format displays, presentation and interactive environments, and interfaces to Grid middleware and to visualization environments. These resources are used to support group-to-group interactions across the Grid.
  • Vensim Simulation Software - Vensim is free software used for developing, analyzing, and packaging high quality dynamic feedback models. Models are constructed graphically or in a text editor.
  • ACD/ChemSketch - An advanced chemical drawing tool and is the accepted interface for the industry's best NMR and molecular property predictions, nomenclature, and analytical data handling software.
  • WebMO - A web-based interface provides of ease-of-use and a shallow learning curve for beginners. Advanced users benefit from convenience, full access to input and output, and management of computing resources.
  • Molecular Science Student Workbench (MSSW) - The goal of this project is to promote the use of molecular data in the identification and exploration of biological problems with an evolutionary perspective throughout undergraduate biology curricula. This will be accomplished by providing undergraduate faculty and students access to the powerful state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools currently in use by the research community transformed to afford a cognitively supportive environment.