LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used by engineers and scientists to develop measurement, test, and control systems using graphical icons and wires that resemble a flowchart.

Site License Changes September 2022

CSE, through the University of Minnesota, formerly participated in an Academic Site License for Labview.  In 2022, National Instruments changed their licensing program to be a subscription-based volume license program.   

Going forward all licenses that are current and under maintenance are acquired through a yearly subscription model.  As a result of this, the Labview licenses that the University currently owns were moved to a legacy pool.  This pool is still available to CSE for Research and Instructional use, but it’s frozen at this renewal date of September 2022.  The last version that can be used with this legacy license is Labview 2022 Quarter 3.   

All licenses available under the perpetual/legacy license are available through a network based license server.   National Instruments support is not available for this legacy/perpetual license. 

CSE has purchased licenses to support instructional needs in CSE Labs and departmental teaching  labs.   This current license also supports student downloads for needs related to courses.  Students will no longer have to pay for the student download of Labview.  



Student For installation on a student’s personal device.

Available at no charge for students enrolled in classes utilizing Labview for instruction. 

Employee or Student for installation on a University-owned device.

Available at no charge for instructors of classes teaching or utilizing Labview. 

Available at no charge for researchers willing to use a perpetual/legacy license server (requires Labview 2022 Q3 or older).

Researchers looking to use newer versions of Labview will need to purchase a retail license through an authorized Labview vendor (for example, CDW-G). 

Employee For installation on an employee’s personal device.

Not available. 

Instructions for Students

Instruction for acquiring Labview will be made available by the instructors teaching the course.  Any questions can be directed to

Instructions for Employees

Email to request access to the LabView installer(s) and installation information.  

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