What are the optimum system settings for downloading software or courseware?

  • Use a high-speed communication line to decrease the amount of time it takes to download software. Sufficient disk space to store the files is necessary.
  • Ensure that you have pop-up blockers disabled (pop-up blockers are often enabled by default for the Chrome brower).
  • Turn off JavaScript debugging. For example, for Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options; click the Advanced tab; and, under the Browsing category, check the box entitled Disable script debugging.

How do I download software?

Educators can download many of IBM’s latest software made available by the Academic Initiative through OnTheHub.com at no charge. To download software, complete these steps:

  1. Go to OnTheHub.com/ibm to see the breadth of offerings available.
  2. Register and then Sign in using your academic institution ID and password created during your OnTheHub registration.
  3. Find the software you want. Most of the software packages are bundled in eAssemblies.
  4. Add it to your cart and successfully check out
  5. Your order receipt will have a link to your download.
  6. You may refer to ‘Your Account/Orders’ at OnTheHub.com to see all your completed orders and download links

How do I download courseware?

Educators can download any courseware made available by the Academic Initiative through OnTheHub.com at no charge. To download courseware, complete these steps:

  1. Go to OnTheHub.com/ibm to see the breadth of offerings available.
  2. Register and then Sign in using your academic institution ID and password created during your OnTheHub registration.
  3. Find the courseware you want.
  4. Add it to your cart and successfully check out
  5. Your order receipt will have a link to your download.
  6. You may refer to ‘Your Account/Orders’ at OnTheHub.com to see all your completed orders and download links