Plug-ins are software programs that extend the capabilities of your internet browser and allow you to access and view many of the materials in your online course. Each of these programs can be downloaded directly to your personal computer for FREE. Click on the icon to download.
Adobe Reader is the most reliable, efficient, and effective way to share information electronically. Adobe Acrobat files end with the .pdf extention and are usually used for larger files. You may need this program to open up course information.
QuickTime is ideal for web animation, music, MIDI, audio, video, and VR panoramas and objects directly on specific web pages. QuickTime files end with the .qt extention. QuickTime works on both Apple and PC computers.
Real Player plays streaming audio, video, animations,and multimedia presentation on the web. If you are using a MAC computer, click the rSP icon. If you are using a PC computer, click the realPlayer CLOUD icon. Follow the on-screen instructions to download appropriate plugin.
WinZip files are “archives” used for distributing and storing files. Usually the files “archived” in a Zip are compressed to save space. Zip files make it easy to group files for electronic transport and copying.
PowerPoint Viewer will allow you to open and view PowerPoint presentations in your online class if you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer. Follow the directions on this link for downloading.
Microsoft Word Vieweris aprogram that allows anyone who does not own Word to view and print documents that were created in Word. Word Viewer can open documents created with all previous versions of Word (Windows & Macs)
ShockWave Playerallows you to view rich-media web content for multi-media web applications (ex: video, animation).
Flash Player allows you to view high-impact, animated web content (ex: Flash movie, animation).
Microsoft MSN/Windows LiveHotmail(FREE) email lets you set up an email account to use in your online class.
Yahoo Mail(FREE) email lets you set up an email account to use in your online class.
Windows Media Player plays streaming audio, video, animations,and multimedia presentation on the web