Introducing a new way to purchase software

Last Updated: 04/21/2021

The way you purchase software is getting streamlined and modernized. Starting May 10, OnTheHub will become the new way to purchase software in place of the CU Book Store and the OIT web form. OnTheHub is a software marketplace designed for higher education institutions, and our platform will be customized specifically for the needs of CU Boulder students, faculty and staff.

OnTheHub will allow you to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud, SAS, SPSS, IDL, Nvivo and other popular titles with a credit card for personal purchases or with a SpeedType for departmental purchases. OnTheHub will allow users to look up, download, and obtain license keys for previously purchased software, and also enable faster turnaround times for purchases — from days to minutes.

The switch to OnTheHub will allow for more efficient use of campus resources, resulting in fewer costs to sell and distribute software, which will lead to lower prices for software. Once this switch is made, OnTheHub, not OIT, will manage support for the products you purchase. Watch for more information about OnTheHub in the coming weeks. 

If you have questions about OnTheHub or purchasing software, please contact the IT Service Center at or call 303-735-4357.