This page contains important downloads for use with CourseDen. Each download will contain an explanation, say its importance to CourseDen, and link to the file. If you are unsure whether you have each component, you can either use the testing section for the download or use this browser checker.
Internet Browser - Importance: MUST HAVE
Explanation: An Internet Browser is the basis for using the Internet. Through it you will access CourseDen. If you can view this page, you are using an Internet Browser. We have included links to download two of the most popular: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Suite. Other browsers are also available, but they're not as compatible with CourseDen. Cost: Free.
Download (Windows Only) : Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 - not recommended by UWG, but is a supported browser.
Download (All Platforms): SeaMonkey, formerly known as the "Mozilla Application Suite"
Download (Windows Only): Firefox 2.0
Java Plug-In - Importance: MUST HAVE.
Explanation: Java is a plug-in that allows Java applications and applets to run. CourseDen makes extensive use of Java. Therefore, Java is a must have. There are many different run-times (versions), and the link below is to the version that works best with CourseDen. Cost: Free
You will need Sun Microsystems Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software version. Compatible versions are 1.4.2_07 - 1.5.0_07. Sun JRE version 5 (1.5.0_07) is strongly recommended.
Download (Windows Only): Java Plug-In
Download (Macintosh Only): Java Plug-In
Download (Linux Only): Java Plug-In
Test your Java: If you can see the Java version your Java is working:
How to Setup Your Java
Java Tutorial: https://elearn.usu.edu/java/java_tutorial.html
RealPlayer Plug-In - Importance: Recommended
Explanation: Many courses make use of streaming audio and/or video. Much of these uses the Real format. In order to view these streams, you must have RealPlayer installed. Cost: Free.
Download (Windows Only): RealPlayer 10
Download (Macintosh Only): RealPlayer 10
Download (Linux Only): RealPlayer 10
Adobe Acrobat Plug-In - Importance: Recommended
Explanation: Many courses make use of the Portable Document Format (.pdf) from Adobe. To view these files, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Cost: Free.
Download (All platforms): Adobe Acrobat Reader
Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer Importance: Recommended (If you don't have Powerpoint)
Explanation: If you need to view Powerpoint (.ppt) documents or shows, and you don't already have Microsoft Powerpoint, you will need to get the viewer in order to view and print the slideshows. Cost: Free.
Download (Windows Only): Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer
Macromedia Flash Plug-In Importance: Recommended
Explanation: Macromedia Flash content is all over the Internet. From banners and ads to multimedia course presentations. To assure you can view this content, get it now. Cost: Free..
Apple Quicktime Plug-In Importance: Optional
Explanation: Quicktime allows an additional type of video or audio to be used in CourseDen. Cost: Free.
Download (Windows / Macintosh Only): Apple Quicktime