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All Christopher Newport University students and faculty may install Atlas.ti on personal computers for academic use.  If you'd like Atlas.ti on a University-owned computer, please enter a help desk ticket.

Getting Atlas.ti

To get Atlas.ti, click our license link.  DO NOT share this link outside of Christopher Newport University.  If you have an Atlas.ti account (this is NOT your CNU credentials), sign in with your email address and your Atlas.ti password.  Otherwise, create an account.

Creating an Atlas.ti Account

If you don't already have an Atlas.ti account, you'll need to create one.  If you do, you can skip this step.

Click the "Create an account!" button.

Click Create

Enter your University e-mail address and choose a password.  This will be your password for Atlas.ti, so remember it.  Then, click Create Account.

Account Setup

You'll receive an e-mail.  Click the Verify Your Account link in the e-mail.

Enter your name in the boxes and click Complete Registration.

Then, continue on to the next steps.

Getting Atlas.ti

When you sign in or create an account using the link, you'll be asked to join the license.  Click Join License.

Join license

Then, click the appropriate link for your operating system.

Click relevant link

Installing Atlas.ti

On a Mac

Once you click the download link, you'll be asked to save it to your computer.  

Do so, then double-click it where it saved.

click in downloads

Click Agree when the license agreement appears.

Agree to license

Drag the Atlas.ti icon into the Applications icon.

Drag to Applications

You'll have to sign in with your computer's username and password.

You can then run Atlas.ti.  The first time you do, you'll have to log in. Click Go to Login.

Click to Login

Then, log in using your e-mail address and your Atlas.ti password (NOT your CNU password).

Log in

You'll then be able to use Atlas.ti.


Click your downloaded file.

Click in Downloads

Click Next.

Click Next

Check the box to accept the license agreement and click Next again.

Agree to License and Click Next

On the next two screens, click Next, then Install.

Click NextClick Install

You may be asked for a password.  This is your computer password.

The software will then install.  Check the Launch ATLAS.ti box and click Close.

Check Launch and Click Close

The first time you use Atlas.ti, you'll be asked to log in.  Click Go to Login.

Go to Login

Log in with your e-mail address and Atlas.ti account password (NOT your CNU password).

Log In

Atlas.ti will then be ready to use.

If this didn't resolve your issue:

or call (757) 594-7079