- Recommended for Windows
- Recommended for Macintosh 9.1+
4x for Windows, Mac, and UNIX
- Not recommended for courses
Home Page Reader
- Recommended screen reading for Windows
Document & media player plugins
Word Processing and Spreadsheet software
If you want the functionality of Microsoft Word and Excel but
do not own them, you can download and use this free alternative: Open
Office. Read the installation instructions:
OSUware CD-ROM now available
For a free copy of the most common software utilities for Windows
and Macintosh platforms, order
OSUware on CD-ROM. It includes these types of utilities:
- Virus protection
- Email and contacts
- Anti advertising
- Window pop up software may interfere with the functionality
of some course materials.
- AOL idle time
- AOL will disconnect a user if idle time exceeds the allotted
minutes. Type keyword "smile4u" to prevent this.
- Dial up modem idle time
- A user's Internet Service Provide (ISP) may disconnect after
several minutes of idle time; time when the screen has not changed
to a new page, or scrolled (which often happens when a student
is reading online or taking a Blackboard quiz). Users can open
another browser window to another site and periodically activate
links on the page to fool the ISP server into staying connected.
- Word Perfect files
- .wpd files do not work with Blackboard's Digital Drop Box.
- Hotmail filters
- ONID email may be rejected or moved to Hotmail's junk mail
folder, depending on your settings.
- Some .ppt files will not open in Explorer for Windows XP unless
you save the file to a hard drive first.
- Use the tab button located on the keyboard to navigate through
each menu item.
- Use IBM HomePage Reader with Explorer 5.5 on a Windows PC for
optimum screen reader access.