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Some courses use additional applications for viewing documents, visuals, and animations. Below is a listing of these.

FireFox Browser
Recommended Browser for Blackboard.
Should be installed for Blackboard usage.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Easily view and print PDF files.
Adobe Reader
Microsoft Office Word Viewer
Allows you to view, print and copy word documents, even if you don't have Word installed.
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
Lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions.
Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe Flash Player
Allows you to view video, graphics and animations.
 Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave Player
Allows you to view online learning applications.
Adobe Shockwave
Plays most audio, video and media task.
Real Player
Plays all major audio and video formats.
Real   Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
May be required for streaming video.
Windows Media Player
Microsoft Compatibility Pack
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats. Install this compatibility pack if you would like to open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations that were created in the newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Microsoft Office
Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license fees.