Downloadable Tools

The following software applications are necessary to view some of the files located on the SUSLA web site or access some of the course materials in Moodle. The applications are free.


The Web and the tools used to publish on it change almost daily. If you are using an older version of a browser that cannot handle advanced features of HTML, then some portions of this website or the Moodle courses may not work for you.
We recommend that you use a modern web browser to properly access all of the University's online services.

Plug-ins, Players and Viewers

Browsers also use plug-ins and other helper applications to help them display Web documents. If you encounter an element (such as video or animation) that requires one of these helpers, you may see a message that your browser isn't equipped for that content type. Viewers are required to display certain files formats, such as a PowerPoint slide show. These are common plug-ins, players, and viewers that are used on the Web in general, and that may also be used on this website or in Moodle courses.

Microsoft Word Viewer allows you to view, print and copy Word documents, even if you don't have Word installed.

Java This plugin enables applets on Web sites to be run within a browser on the desktop.

Adobe Acrobat Reader lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Apple QuickTime Player is for viewing video in Apple's QuickTime format. Works with over 30 audio, video and image formats.

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer is for viewing and printing PowerPoint presentations. Download this if you do not already have PowerPoint installed on your computer.

Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players are for viewing interactive content in various Adobe formats.

Microsoft Windows Media Player is for streaming audio and video content.

RealPlayer is for streaming audio and video content.

Microsoft Office Converters and Viewers allow you to view Microsoft Office files even if you don't have Office installed.

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