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Center for Online Learning, Research and Service University of Illinois Springfield



Recommended Software Applications & Plug-ins

Software Applications & Plug-ins

Use the links below to obtain and install any plug-ins or viewers needed for your Blackboard courses. When you download software, be sure to obtain the latest (final) version.

UIS Software WebStore

UIS Software WebStore Image The WebStore offers free and discounted software to UIS faculty, students, and staff, including anti-virus, Microsoft Office, WinZip, Respondus, and more.


Download Java The Java plug-in enables you to use many software applications, including Blackboard.

Web Browsers

Download Firefox Firefox

Download Opera Opera

Download Internet Explorer Internet Explorer

Download Safari Safari

Screen Reading Software

Natural Reader
A free screen reading software that allows you to listen to any text on your PC.

Audio and Media Players

download iTunes Apple iTunes

Download Real Player Real Player

Download Windows Media Player Windows Media Player

Download QuickTime Apple QuickTime

Download Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flash

Download Adobe Shockwave Player Adobe Shockwave

File Compression

Download a Trial Version of WinZip Winzip

File Readers and Viewers

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF Adobe Acrobat Reader

Microsoft Office Viewers

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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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