National Instruments' LabVIEW software is a graphical programming system for creating systems to control electronics and devices. It also performs data collection and analysis, and is generally used in scientific laboratories. Because of its graphical nature, it is relatively easy to create and manipulate programs and link measurements and sensors to trigger automatic responses.
LabVIEW is proprietary software, while Tulane does not maintain a site-license it can be found on a number of computers around the University.
Tutorials are available at http://www.ni.com/getting-started/