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 FirefoxFirefox

Download OperaOpera

Download Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

Download SafariSafari

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 iTunesApple iTunes

Download Real PlayerReal Player

Download Windows Media PlayerWindows Media Player

Download QuickTimeApple QuickTime

Download Adobe Flash PlayerAdobe Flash

Download Adobe Shockwave PlayerAdobe Shockwave

File Compression

Download a Trial Version of WinZipWinzip

File Readers and Viewers

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDFAdobe Acrobat Reader

Microsoft Office Viewers