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Education Commons at OISE

Ministry Licensed Software and Web Services

Improved teaching and learning  


 What is this?


The OSAPAC Committee (Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee) advises the Ministry of Education on the acquisition of provincial licenses for publicly-funded schools in Ontario. OESS (Ontario Educational Software Service) is the distribution mechanism whereby the software is sent to School Boards, Faculties of Education and First Nations Schools. 

To see all OSAPAC electronic resources, please click here ...


 Who do we support?

  • OISE faculty, staff & students.
  • Students are not eligible to request software directly; all requests on students' behalf must originate from their faculty or supervising staff member.
  • Students may request help with ministry-licensed software that was pre-approved for student use by their faculty or supervising staff member.

Note: OESS ministry-software can only be used for OISE’s academic program use, not for personal use.


 How do I request it?

Please indicate that you are requesting OESS software or web application software in your message. OISE maintains a library of all current OESS software products.

  • EC Computer Labs

A range of OESS software and Adaptive Technology is available for student use in the EC computer labs on all computers in the OESS software folder. Other products may be installed at the request of an instructor.

See a list of available computing facilities and software in the EC Labs on the Computer Labs page.


 How do I get support?

Contact the Education Commons