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Plug-Ins

Many Blackboard courses use browser plug-ins. To view portions of these sites, you may need one or more of the plug-ins below. Browsers will generally automatically download any plug-in required by a particular page, but you may want to download and install these plug-ins now so you don't have to worry about it later.

Below is a list of common plug-ins and links to the free downloads:

Java
Java is required for some important Blackboard components. Some Blackboard courses use Java technology in course content.
Adobe Reader Adobe PDF documents are used in most Blackboard courses and web sites.
Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flash is used many Blackboard courses for interactive quizzes, animations, and activities.
Windows Media Player Some Blackboard courses use video or audio that can be played with Windows Media Player.
RealPlayer Some Blackboard courses use video or audio that can be played with RealPlayer
Adobe Shockwave Adobe Shockwave is used in some Blackboard courses for interactive quizzes, animations, and activities.