Blackboard Plug-ins


 

Plug-in

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Adobe Reader 

 

File types: .pdf
You will need this application to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files created by Adobe Acrobat.

Windows Macintosh

Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 Documents

File types: .docx .xlsx .pptx
If you are unable to open an Office 2007 document, a free Microsoft compatibility package is available for download that, once installed, will allow you to open and save these formats in earlier versions of Microsoft
Office. You can install the compatibility pack on a computer that is running Microsoft Office 2003programs, Microsoft Office XP programs, or Microsoft Office 2000 programs.
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Not Available

Powerpoint Viewer

 

File types: .pps .ppt
This viewer will play Microsoft PowerPoint presentations without requiring Microsoft Powerpoint to be installed.

Windows Macintosh

Word Viewer

 

File types: .doc
This plugin allows Internet Explorer to open, view and print Microsoft Word documents without requiring Microsoft Word to be installed.

Windows Not Available

Excel Viewer

 

File types: .xls
This plugin allows Internet Explorer to open, view and print Microsoft Excel documents without requiring Microsoft Excel to be installed.

Windows Not Available

Windows Media Player 

 

File types: .wmp .wma .asf .asx.mpg .mp3 .aif .wav
Plays movie and audio files of a number of different formats.

Windows Macintosh

Apple QuickTime

 

File types: .mov .avi .mpg . mp3 .aif .wav .mid
QuickTime plays most movie and audio files, either as part of a web page or independently outside your browser.

Windows Macintosh

RealPlayer 

 

File types: .rm .ra .ram .mpg .mp3
Real Media player will play Real audio and movie files as well as some other types.

Windows Macintosh

Flash

File types: .swf

You will need this application to view content created using Macromedia Flash.

Windows Macintosh

Shockwave

File types: .dcr
Shockwave player allow you to experience interactive multimedia, including audio, video, animations, puzzles and the like, through your web browser.
Windows Macintosh

Java

File types: .jar Java Applets
Microsoft Windows XP needs the Java Virtual Machine installed to run Java applets like Blackboard Chat and Virtual Classroom.
Windows Macintosh

Internet Explorer

Downloads for all critical updates, recommended releases, and other beneficial system updates for Internet Explorer.
Windows Not Available