The following is a list of commonly needed software/apps that you should have installed on your computer or mobile device. Some of these are available to you as a UOG student. Some of these are free downloads from the Internet. You can use alternatives to these if you have a preference.

Web browser
You will need a program to let you get onto the Internet. Most computers and mobile devices already have a web browser installed. Some common browsers are Internet Explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome.
These are common and should be compatible with UOG Moodle. However, Mozilla Firefox is the most compatible web browser for use with UOG Moodle. It is recommended that you use Firefox when accessing UOG Moodle. You can learn more about Mozilla Firefox by clicking here.

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
This is available to students and employees from the UOG Computer Center.
Learn how get Microsoft Office on your computer.

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Some of the documents you will see in your classes or while doing research will be PDF files. You will need a PDF reader to open these files. Acrobat Reader is free.
Download Adobe Reader here

Internet Protection
Finding a free anti-virus option is okay, but they don't offer you the best protection from threats that are NOT viruses. If you can afford it, get something that offers Internet Security. This will help with threats like spyware, hacking, spam, phishing, and more.
Check out companies like Norton, AVG, Avast, Panda, Eset, Kaspersky, and McAfee to name a few.
Download VLC media player here

Media Player
Some of your classes will have audio recordings or videos for you to watch. Most computers and mobile devices will already have a media player installed. Just in case yours does not, you should look for a free media player to install. One of the more popular ones is VLC Media Player.
Click here to learn more about VLC Media Player.
There may be some courses that will require you to use additional systems or software. Your instructors will let you know what is needed and will provide you with instructions or access to these systems or software.
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