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*Student Software Support Services

Because they're built using web standards, our cloud services, like Canvas and Panopto, run on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

These programs generally support the last two versions of every browser release; however, for the best experience, we highly recommend that you use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Safari, Internet Explorer, and Edge do not support many of the features of these programs. For instance, Internet Explorer and Edge will often not allow you to submit an assignment.

Downloads for PC and MAC

You may need to upgrade your browser software with plug-ins to take full advantage of all the media elements of these programs. The plug-ins below are required for most online courses. However, you may already have these plug-ins installed on your computer. If you are using a PC on campus, these plug-ins should already be installed. If so, there is no need to download and install them again. If you have difficulty with downloading and installing these plug-ins, contact the MU IT Help Desk at the number below. Please note that after downloading these programs, you will need to install them on your computer.

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Click here to download or upgrade. (This is required to read PDF files.)
  • Adobe Flash Player: Click here to download or upgrade. (This is used to view videos.)
  • Adobe Shockwave Player: Click here to download or upgrade. (This is used to view videos.)
  • QuickTime Player: Click here to download. (This is a free video player.)
  • Silverlight: Click here to download. (This is used to view Microsoft flash based videos.)
  • VLC Media Player: Click here to download or upgrade. (This is a multi-media player that plays almost any multi-media file as well as DVDs.)
  • Web Browser - Google Chrome: Click here to download Google Chrome.
  • Web Browser - Firefox: Click here to download Firefox. 

Enable Pop-ups

Some programs require pop-ups to be enabled to work properly. Click here for instructions on how to enable pop-ups. 

Downloads for PC Only

  • FireFox Windows Media Player plug-in: Click here to download. (This is used to view media files in Firefox on a PC.)
  • Windows Media Player: Click here to download or upgrade.

Downloads for Mac Only

  • Adobe Reader Firefox plug-in: Click here for a PDF Plugin for Firefox on Mac OS X. (This allows PDF files to open in Firefox.)

Remember, if these programs are already installed on your computer, you do not need to download and install them again.