Software Plug-ins, Add-ons, Add-ins

In computing, a plug-in (or plugin), add-in (or addin), or add-on (addon) is a set of software components that adds specific abilities to a larger software application such as Internet Explorer (IE) or Firefox. These may allow specific types of documents to be displayed or media (video or audio) to be played.

You may need one or more of these add-ins for your online course.




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Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files.

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Adobe Flash Player

Adobe® Flash® Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime that delivers uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across screens and browsers.

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Adobe Shockwave Player

Shockwave Player displays Web content that has been created by Adobe Director including dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications.


Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is the de factor multimedia library and player for Windows computers.


BC uses a Windows Media Streaming Server. Most videos are encoded in this format.

This should be installed with Windows operating system. See for more information


For Mac OS:



Apple’s multimedia player. Developed for Apple computers, recent versions are available for most OS platforms.



An alternative media player, simple to set-up and use, that plays most media formats.  


Respondus LockDown Browser™ (LDB)

Respondus LockDown Browser™ (LDB) is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery in Desire2Learn. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once a quiz is started, students are locked into it until it’s submitted for grading

Further Support Information is provided here.

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