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Software Resources

The following free programs are recommended for use with the LMS and/or viewing and creating files related to some online courses. All of these software titles are available for download directly from the software company, so be sure to check minimum requirements for your computer and browser before downloading. In addition to the free software resources listed below, other software titles, including Microsoft and Adobe products, are available for purchase at reduced educational pricing at Panther TECH.

windows icon apple icon Firefox
windows icon apple icon Google Chrome
apple icon Safari
windows icon apple icon Respondus Lockdown Browser (system requirements)
Mobile Devices
apple icon android icon Canvas Student app (read more)
apple icon android icon Educational Software
Players & Plug-Ins
windows icon apple icon Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF files)
windows icon apple icon Adobe Connect 9 Add-In
windows icon apple icon Flash Player
windows icon apple icon Java
Software Tools
windows icon apple icon Microsoft Office: Students can install Microsoft Office on a total of up to 5 personal computers and 10 mobile devices (including tablets and iPads). To download your free copy today, visit http://freeoffice.fiu.edu and log-in with your FIU username and password.
windows icon apple icon McAfee Livesafe: All currently registered students are eligible for a free subscription of McAfee LiveSafe for Mac and PC. To download LiveSafe today, visit https://panthertech.fiu.edu/store/software and log-in with your FIU username and password.
windows icon apple icon Zoom: All currently registered FIU students are eligible to access Zoom through a Pro license. To create your Zoom account, visit https://fiu.zoom.us and log-in with your FIU username and password.

News and Events

  • System Maintenance

    2019-08-07 12:00:00

    Canvas System maintenance is performed weekly between the hours of 11:59 pm on Friday night through 5:00 am on Saturday morning. We thank you for your patience and we apologize in advance for any... [Read More]

  • Fall 2019 Login Information

    2019-08-07 12:00:00

    Please be aware that if you are taking an online course during Fall 2019, you will not have access until the first day of class. The first day of class for the Fall  2019 A/C... [Read More]

  • LMS Student Introduction Sessions for the Fall 2019 Term

    2019-08-07 12:00:00

    Introduction sessions will cover the fundamentals of learning online using Canvas. It is highly recommended that students who have never taken a course in the learning management system (LMS) attend... [Read More]