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Academic Technology Launchpad: Software

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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Browsers

Do not use Edge, Internet Explorer or Safari with Blackboard or college email.

Use a recommended browser - Firefox or Chrome

  • Have at least 2 browsers on your computer. 
  • If you have a technical issue, try another browser.
  • Clearing the browser history and cache can fix many issues. 

Browser Checks

Additional Content Provider Browser Checks

Your instructor will let you know if you will be using any other specific course content resources. There may be specific technical requirements for those systems. For example:

Free Tools and Plug-ins

Your instructor may let you know if any of these tools might be useful for your course.

Be careful when installing or updating applications. Sometimes an unwanted toolbar or extra program may install also by default unless you deselect the options.

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Other retailers may have educational discounts available. You may be asked to show your student ID (OneCard) or supply a valid college email address.

Technology

Other retailers may have educational discounts available. You may be asked to show your student ID (OneCard) or supply a valid college email address.