Effective Saturday, March 14, OSU will move to a higher level of response that continues the essential operations of the university, but seeks to reduce the frequency of interactions among students, faculty, staff and visitors throughout all university campuses, centers, facilities and operations. Our focus is on continued university operations and social distancing.
Oregon State University has subscribed to a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Student site license for MATLAB. It includes many, but not all MATLAB toolboxes.
Students and faculty are allowed to install MATLAB on up to four personally owned computers. The license will require yearly reactivation. The installed software does not talk to a license server or require VPN to the OSU network.
If you have an existing MATLAB installation, it will continue to work. If you wish to change to this new license, we recommend removing your old installation and starting fresh.
The steps for downloading and installing yourself:
Make sure you registered with firstname.lastname@example.org. No other email addresses are allowed; not onid.orst.edu; not @onid.oregonstate.edu; only @oregonstate.edu is allowed. If you have an existing mathworks account with using @onid.oregonstate.edu you may continue to use that, but all newly created accounts must use @oregonstate.edu. You will not be able to use the activation key without the proper email address.
The email from mathworks is only to confirm the email address is valid. It will not include the activation key. Step #3 includes a link to the key you will need to use.
1) Open Matlab on your laptop
2) On the Home ribbon click the triangle under Help
3) Choose "Activate Software"
4) Once reactivated, you will need to restart MATLAB before the new license file is recognized
If the installation has already expired, you will be prompted to activate when attempting to launch MATLAB. If the activation finishes successfully, it will roll over to the new license file once the old one expires. You might continue to see the expiration warning in MATLAB until the old file expires.