Welcome to McMaster University's Software Portal

This is McMasters software distribution website, which allows students, faculty and staff to download software as part of our Microsoft Campus Agreement.

How to Sign In

  • Step 1: Find your MacID and password.
  • Step 2: When you sign in, enter your MacID followed by "@ads.mcmaster.ca" into the first field. For example, if your MacID were "smithj," you would enter "smithj@ads.mcmaster.ca".
  • Step 3: Enter your password into the next field.

Click here to Sign In

Microsoft Imagine & Imagine Premium

As a faculty/staff licensee, the tools and software from Microsoft Imagine are for teaching and to develop new skills. The software licenses are personal to you and may not be shared, transferred, resold, assigned or used to develop or maintain your own administrative or IT systems.

The intent of the Microsoft Imagine software is to enable you to teach, develop, support, conduct, or take courses, labs, or programs at McMaster University; conduct non-commercial research on behalf of McMaster University; or to design, develop, test, and demonstrate software programs for the above purposes.

You may install Windows operating system products from Microsoft Imagine only on a computer that is already licensed to run a full version of a Windows operating system on it, as evidenced by a valid Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for a Windows operating system affixed to the computer.

You may NOT use the Microsoft Imagine Direct Subscription software for commercial purposes or commercial software application development, publication or distribution unless you first purchase the appropriate commercial licenses for the software.