NVivo: Download & Installation

This article covers how faculty, staff, and students can request and activate NVivo.

For more information about NVivo, visit the CSUF NVivo website.

Step 1: Create a NVivo Account

Use you campus email address (@csu.fullerton.edu or @fullerton.edu), but do NOT use your campus password.  Please select a new password when creating your account.  

If you have already created a NVivo account with your campus email address, proceed to Step 2.

1. Open the NVivo Software page

  1. Go to the NVivo Software page
  2. Click on Create a NVivo Account
Create NVivo Account

2. Sign up for a NVivo account

  1. Click on Sign up now
  2. Create your NVivo account using your CSUF email address - do NOT use your CSUF password, select a new password
    1. You will need to send a verification code to your CSUF email address to complete the sign-up process
Sign up for NVivo account
Step 2: Get NVivo License

1. Open the NVivo Software page

  1. Go to the NVivo Software page
  2. Click on Get NVivo License
Get NVivo License

2. Login with your CSUF username and password

Login screen

3. You'll be prompted to authenticate with Duo.

Duo two-factor authentication prompt

Remember you can use Other options to choose another way to authenticate with Duo.

4. Review and agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA)

  1. Agree to End User License Agreement by clicking on the check box
  2. Click on Claim NVivo software license key
NVivo End User License Agreement

5. Your order will be completed and the license key will be issued

The license key will also be sent to your CSUF email account

NVivo license assigned
Email with license key for NVivo
Step 3: Activate & Download NVivo

1. Open the NVivo Software page

  1. Go to the NVivo Software page
  2. Click on Activate & Download NVivo License
Activate and download NVivo

2. Login with your NVivo Account

NVivo login page

3. Select "Launch" then select "Download NVivo for Windows"

Enter NVivo license page

3.1. If downloading on Mac, Select "Other Versions" then select "Mac"

Enter NVivo license page

4. Open the installation file that was downloaded and Go through the installation process.

  1. Click "Next>" multiple times, then click "Install", and finally "Finish"
Registration completed

5. Activate NVivo

  1. Log into your myNVivo account
  2. Then click on "Or provide enterprise key to activate"
Email with download and installation instructions

6. Enter the Activation key that was given to you; check the "I agree" box, then click Next.

Activate downloaded software

You will be asked to fill out some personal information. Fill out the required parts (marked with a red asterisk)

Nvivo is now Activated and ready for use.

Need More Help?

Faculty/staff can contact the IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-7777 for additional assistance.

Students can contact the Student IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-8888 for additional assistance.