Below is a list of free software that you may need for your course. Not all software will be needed in all courses. You can wait until you need a program to download it.
These links go to company sites which include instructions for installing the particular program. If you have trouble obtaining a particular program, please contact the administrator of that particular site for help installing their software.
All WebCT courses require the use of a certified browser. Many users already have internet explorer, but there are alternatives! Please check the WebCT Validated browsers page for complete details.
Most activities in WebCT will now require the use of the Java Virtual Machine. Follow this link to make sure you have the latest version installed by clicking the Download button.
RealOne Player (.ram)
This player gives you access to RealAudio and RealVideo.
Windows Media Player (.wma, .wav, .mp3)
Used to play back Windows media-formatted content.
Apple QuickTime Player (.mov)
Used by both Macs and PCs, this plugin makes it possible to create, play, and stream audio and video.
Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf)
Lets you view and print a universal file format called Portable Document Format. Many of your course materials may be in this format.
MS Excel Viewer (.xls)
Required if your course includes MS Excel spreadsheet files and Excel is not installed on your computer.
MS Word Viewer (.doc)
Required if your course includes MS Word documents and MS Word is not installed on your computer---PC only.
Macromedia Flash Player
Makes possible interactive tutorials and animations which many online courses use.
Macromedia Shockwave Player
Some courses use interactive multimedia which requires this download.
Open up compressed files. (WindowsXP has the ability to open these files built in.)