Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)

Software Downloads

Baruch College has designed the Electronic Campus with a minimal set of Internet Software requirements. We have compiled a list of recommended Internet software, along with links to download and support sites to facilitate the use of our site.

NOTE: Before downloading any software to a PC located in a Baruch College on-campus lab, please speak to a Lab Consultant. Most of the required software for using the Baruch College Electronic Campus should already be resident on lab computers.

Browsers and Plug-ins

Browser Plug-ins / Helper Applications

Utilities

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to open, view, navigate, and print files created in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF files can be created from almost any software application, and will display and print exactly as created. This eliminates your need to have the same application which was used to create the file.

The Baruch College Electronic Campus incorporates online documentation in *.PDF format. With the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can view and print online documentation directly from the web browser on your PC.

Apple's iTunes and Quicktime

The free iTunes and Quicktime player will let you view Quicktime movies, download podcasts, listen to music and download movies.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is a web browser that allows you to search for and view information on the Internet.

Microsoft Office Viewers (for those who don't own Microsoft Office)
Microsoft offers free viewer software for Microsoft Office files for users who do not own Microsoft Office.

Microsoft PowerPoint Animation Player
The Microsoft PowerPoint Animation Player enables you to view and print PowerPoint presentations, even if you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer.

Many faculty members upload PowerPoint presentations used in their coursework to the Baruch College Electronic Campus. Using this plug-in, you can view and print these presentations directly from the web browser on your PC.

WinZip File Extractor

An easy to use file compression/decompression utility, for use with Zip files and other Internet file formats, including TAR, gzip, Unix compress, UUencode, BinHex, and MIME.

RealPlayer

Hear and see audio, video, and animation streamed via the Internet.

Adobe Shockwave Plug-in

View streaming Shockwave Director and Flash multimedia.

Adobe Flash Plug-in

View streaming Shockwave Director and Flash multimedia.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox is a web browser that allows you to search for and view information on the Internet. It has built in popup blocking, Google search and tabbed browsing. Available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.