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Technical Assistance- Downloads Page

Open LMS courses may include many types of multimedia. In order to view this content, you may want to have the plug-ins listed below.
Download these software add-ons, or sign up for services, to enhance your online experience. Many of these listed are free and available from their developers. They should improve your ability to utilize all your Open LMS options.

Flash, Shockwave 
This plug-in lets you experience automation and entertainment in your Web browser.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Adobe Acrobat Reader
View and print .pdf document files.
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
http://www.macromedia.com/software/downloads/

Quicktime
Quick Time allows you to add more than 200 digital media capabilities and components to your Mac or PC.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/index.php

Real Player
Multi-format media player and organizer for audio, video, and flash allows you download videos from the web.
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Windows Media Player
Plays Windows Media (WMA, ASF), plus MP3, WAV, MIDI, AVI, and other formats.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14209/get-windows-media-player

Java for the desktop
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, , and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It's also integral to the intranet applications and solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing. Free Download of Java software for the desktop. Click on the link below to begin the download.
http://java.sun.com/webapps/getjava/BrowserRedirect?locale=en&host=www.java.com:80

Spell Checker
If you are completing forms online (like tests in Open LMS) or want to check your Forum comments before you submit them try Grammarly. This spelling and grammar checker works with your browsers, desktop, Office, and Google Docs.
https://www.grammarly.com

Image Software
If you need to work with image files (such as photos or line art), take a look at the freely distributed GIMP software.
http://www.gimp.org/

Microsoft Works Converter
Do you receive documents created with Microsoft Works, not to be confused with Microsoft Word? Download and install the free converter, and Word will open Works documents (does not work with Word Perfect):
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Convert-Works-documents-to-Word-format-04eb7bc2-0a45-4b9a-99b2-b2b9b804dc35

Chrome - Internet Browser
FireFox - Internet Browser
Opera - Internet Browser
Gmail - Email Account
WINZIP - File Zip and Unzip Utility