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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 Shop FIU.

windows icon Internet Explorer
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.

News and Events

  • LMS Help Support for Thanksgiving Holiday (Observed Thursday, November 22, 2018)

    2018-11-15 12:00:00

    Please note LMS Help services will be unavailable on Thursday, November 22, 2018, due to the university's closure in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We are sorry for any inconvenience... [Read More]

  • Fall 2018 Login Information

    2018-10-11 12:00:00

    Please be aware that if you are taking an online course during Fall 2018, you will not have access until the first day of class. The first day of class for the Fall 2018 semester is Monday,... [Read More]

  • System Maintenance

    2018-08-22 01:51:00

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