NVivo qualitative data analysis software is available to MSU faculty, staff, and students via an MSU site-wide license.  Follow the steps below to download.

NEW License Key

August 1,  2018 

MSU's new license key for NVivo 12 is available now. 

***The new license key will only work for version 12***

ATTENTION NVIVO 11 Users:
If you downloaded NVivo 11 from MSU last year,  you will need to download both the key and NVivo 12 as the new key will not work with version 11.

Please see instructions and information below.   

To download, install & activate NVivo:

Follow the appropriate instructions below for your computer. 

NVivo for Mac (version 12) 

  • Requires Mac OS X 10.11 or newer
  • Requires license activation key to install 

You'll download NVivo 12 software directly from the NVivo website however, first you'll need the license activation key in order to install it. The key, is stored in a text file that you'll download from the UIT Software portal. 

Get license activation key: 

  1. Go to the Software Portal and log in with your NetID.
  2. Scroll down to NVivo section and check box to accept terms then click NVivo 12 license key to download key file.   
  3. Open text file to have key ready and proceed to step one below to download software.
    screenshot showing NVivo 12 for Mac section on Software portal and the terms checkbox and the link to download the key file.

 

Download & install software:

  1. Go to http://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo-support/downloads.
  2. Click the NVivo for Mac (version 12) link to download file.
  3. Go to your Downloads folder and double-click the NVivo.dmg file to open.
  4. Slide the NVivo.appicon to the Apps folder. 
    The file is copied to your Applications folder.
  5. Go to Applications folder > CONTROL-click NVivo.app > click Open.
  6.  When prompted with: “NVivo.app” is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it? Click Open.
  7. Enter your computer's password, when prompted, then click OK.
  8. Click Agree to accept End-User License Agreement terms.
    The NVivo Setup dialog box opens.
  9. Click the radio button next to Enter NVivo license key and enter the license key.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Complete the required fields in License Activation form and then click Activate.
    A pop-up will alert you in a few seconds when the license had been activated.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Complete User Profile fields and click Continue.

NVivo 12 should be ready to use, click the Help link in the program to find learning resources OR see the Training section below.

 

NVivo 12 for Windows 

  • Requires Windows 7, 8.1, or 10
  • Requires license activation key to install

You'll download NVivo 11 software directly from the NVivo website however, first you'll need the license activation key in order to install it. The key, is stored in a text file that you'll download from the UIT Software portal.  To begin: 

  1. Go to the Software Portal and log in with your NetID.
  2. Scroll down to NVivo section and check box to accept terms then click NVivo 12 license key to download key file.
    screenshot showing Windows NVivo 12 section on Software portal and the terms checkbox and the link to download the key file.
  3. Open the text file and you'll see the key. NEXT:

Download and Installation:

  1. Go to: http://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo-support/downloads.
  2. Click NVivo 12 for Windows version appropriate for your computer (see how to find the windows, 32-bit or 64-bit, system you are running).
  3. Click Save when prompted "What do you want to do with …."
    em>The file downloads
  4. Click Run.
  5. Click Yes, when prompted "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to this device."
  6. Select language for installation and click OK.
    The NVivo 12 Install Shield Wizard opens.
  7. Follow prompts to install.
    If prompted to enable .NET Framework 3.5 to operate, check button next to Enable via internet and then click Enable.
  8. Click Finish to close Installer window when installation is completed.

 Activate:

  1. Double-click the NVivo 12 shortcut icon on your desktop to open NVivo.
  2. Enter (or copy and paste) the license key obtained the text file you downloaded.
  1. In the License Activation dialog box, enter your details. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be provided.
  2. Click Activate.
    A pop-up will alert you when the license had been activated.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Complete User Profile fields and click Continue.

NVivo 12 should be ready to use.  Click the Help link in the program to find learning resources OR see the Training section below.

 

32 or 64-bit?

To find if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows do the following:

Windows 10:

a)    Type System in the Search box

b)    Click System (Control Panel)

c)     Under System section, locate System type where you’ll find if you’re running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows

Windows 7:

Go to Start > right-click Computer >select Properties > look under System for System type.

Windows 8.1

a)    Using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.  (Or swipe in from right, tap Settings > Change PC Settings) 

b)    Tap or click PC and devices, and then tap or click PC info

c)     Look under PC for System type to see if you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

 

A new NVivo 12 license activation key can be downloaded from the MSU Software Portal.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT - this key is ONLY for NVivo 12 and requires that you download the new version 12 from NVivo

You can uninstall NVivo 11after installing 12 if you wish.

For assistance see the download instructions above. 

Training

How to access NVivo tutorials on Linda

When the Lynda page opens (after clicking link above):

  1. Click the Sign In button (not Sign Up), then click Continue(see image below).
  2. Log in with your MSU NetID and password

Screenshot of the Lynda login Continue button which directs you to MSU's login page then redirects you back to Lynda.

 

IMPORTANT: If you are not prompted with the box shown above, go to http://guides.lib.montana.edu/lynda.  Enter your NetID and Password when prompted. When the Lynda page opens enter Learning NVivo into the Search field to go to tutorial.