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SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

Sometimes, you may need additional software to view and listen to instructional content within your course. For instance, your instructor may upload an audio file for you to listen to, or a video clip for you to watch. The browser you currently use to access Blackboard may not always have the required software, or "plug-in", to properly play such audio and video files.

This folder contains the most commonly used plug-ins, and they are free to download. Click the folder title above to access the plug-ins.

 

Recommended Downloads: 

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view and print PDF (Portable Document Format) files.Click on the link to begin the download and install process. A new browser window will open. Be sure to uncheck any unwanted tool bars or other add-ons before you download the plug-in.

 

Apple QuickTime Player for Windows allows you to play audio and video files online through your browser. Click the link to begin the download and install process. A new browser window will open. Be sure to select the player you want. The default selection includes iTunes. Make sure to uncheck any unwanted email sign-up lists.

 

Sun Java Runtime Environment (all platforms) is required for the use of Blackboard's Web Equation Editor as well as the Virtual Classroom and Text Chat.Click the link to choose the appropriate plug-in for your computer and to begin the download and install process. A new browser window will open.

 

Optional Downloads: 

 

Adobe Shockwave Player for Windows or Mac OS allows you to view dynamic and animated content on the Internet through your browser. Click on the link to begin the download and install process. A new browser window will open.

 

Microsoft Windows Media Player for Windows allows you to play audio and video files online through your browser.  Click the link to begin the download and install process.  A new browser window will open.

 

Real Networks RealPlayer for Windows for Windows allows you to play audio and video files online through your browser. Click the link to begin the download and install process. A new browser window will open.

 

Real Networks RealPlayer for Mac OS X allows you to play audio and video files online through your browser. Click the link to begin the download and install process. A new browser window will open.