Lab/Shared Apple Macs at SJMC

All the shared computers at the SJMC are Apple iMacs or MacBooks, and all are running the same software.

Logging In

To log in you may enter the user name guest and an empty password. When using the guest account all data is wiped and unrecoverable when you log out.

Another option on the desktop computers in labs and the JRR is to log in with your UW-Madison NetID and password. When logging in using this method data is stored on the computer locally and may be available the next time you log in. Do not count on data being saved though as the computer drives are cleared occasionally to free up space.

Available Software

Shared computers all have the following software installed:

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe After Effects 2023
  • Adobe Audition 2023
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Illustrator 2023
  • Adobe InCopy 2023
  • Adobe InDesign 2023
  • Adobe Media Encoder 2023
  • Adobe Photoshop 2023
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2023
  • Adobe Premiere Rush 2.0


  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • Pages


  • Zoom


  • Audacity
  • Garageband
  • VLC


  • NVivo
  • R
  • R Studio

Web Browsers

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

Other Software

Other installed applications can be found by click the Applications folder in the Dock.

Submitting Feedback/Trouble Requests

In the upper right corner there is an icon labeled Submit Computer Feedback. Double clicking will open a browser window to a form when you can submit any issues or feedback on lab computers.

Keywordsmac vilas apple lab   Doc ID130418
OwnerSterling A.GroupSchool of Journalism & Mass Communication
Created2023-08-17 12:00 CSTUpdated2023-08-17 12:29 CST
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