Downloads on the Downlow
In order to take an online course, you will need to have some basic software to be able to turn in papers, presentations, essays, and other such homework. Here are the minimum software used in all courses, along with links taking you to their respective pages…
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Office 2008 for Mac
- Open Office (free office suite)
- Microsoft Office
- See video requirements
If you need to convert files into a compatible format, you can learn how to do it on the Microsoft Download Center…
Blackboard has tested Release 7 of the Blackboard Academic Suite with Microsoft Windows Vista using both the Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 Web browser and the Firefox 2.0 Web browser. The results of the testing show that Microsoft Windows Vista is compatible. Compatible configurations are partially tested by Blackboard and should function as expected. In this instance, Blackboard has conducted several weeks of testing to determine compatibility.
Users that have upgraded to Microsoft Windows Vista should feel comfortable using it with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2.0 to access the Blackboard Academic Suite, Release 7.
However, please be aware of the following issues uncovered during testing:
The Visual Text Box Editor controls do not function correctly in Internet Explorer 7 because they require a component not available in Windows Vista. Users using Internet Explorer 7 when interacting with UC Denver’s Blackboard, should turn off the Visual Text Box Editor in their personal preferences or use Firefox version 2.0, or higher.
*Please check with the instructor/s of your course/s to find out if you need any further software for your course.