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Software Resources

The following free programs are recommended for use with Blackboard Learn and/or viewing and creating files related to some online courses. All of these software titles are available for download directly from the software company, so be sure to check minimum requirements for your computer and browser before downloading. In addition to the free software resources listed below, other software titles, including Microsoft and Adobe products, are available for purchase at reduced educational pricing at Shop FIU.

Browsers
windows icon Internet Explorer
windows icon apple icon Firefox
windows icon apple icon Google Chrome
apple icon Safari
windows icon apple icon Respondus Lockdown Browser (system requirements and on-campus labs)
Mobile Devices
apple icon android icon Blackboard "Bb Student" mobile app (read more)
apple icon android icon Educational Software
Players & Plug-Ins
windows icon apple icon Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF files)
windows icon apple icon Adobe Connect 9 Add-In
windows icon apple icon Flash Player
windows icon apple icon Java
Software Tools
windows icon apple icon Microsoft Office: Students can install Microsoft Office on a total of up to 5 personal computers and 10 mobile devices (including tablets and iPads). To download your free copy today, visit http://freeoffice.fiu.edu and log-in with your FIU username and password.
windows icon apple icon McAfee Livesafe: All currently registered students are eligible for a free subscription of McAfee LiveSafe for Mac and PC. To download LiveSafe today, visit http://panthertech.fiu.edu/livesafe and log-in with your FIU username and password.

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