Install Nvivo on a Bowdoin Issued Mac


  • I would like to use Nvivo for my coursework or research. How do I access Nvivo on macOS?


Nvivo is available for use on Faculty, Staff and Student computers.


  • To install Nvivo on your Bowdoin-provided computer, you can install it from Self Service 
  • Search for Nvivo 14 and click Install.
  • Once installed in the Applications folder right click on Nvivo and Choose Open.
  • When Prompted with macOS cannot verify the developer of “NVivo”. Are you sure you want to open it? Choose Open.

  • When asked to give Nvivo permission to access data click Open Security & Privacy. 
  • Enter your computer password if prompted. 

  • Toggle the switch next to Nvivo to On. 

  • Enter your computer password if prompted. 
  • Agree to the License Agreement.
  • Quit Nvivo.
  • Open Self Service again, but this time click Install under Nvivo 14 Activation.
  • Once that installs quit Self Service and open Nvivo. 


Article ID: 158887
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