Online Course Policies & Procedures
5. Technical Requirements
5.4. Access to productivity software, such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or Open Office.
You will need access to word processing software such as Microsoft Word for submitting certain assignments and exams. Computers with Microsoft Office installed are available for your use on campus.
Various Microsoft Office software packages for students can be purchased here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/university/
Open Office is a free option that is available for you to download and install on to your computer from the web. However, please note that instructors may only accept Microsoft Office files (such as Word ".docx" or PowerPoint ".pptx" file types). You can download it here: https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
Alternatively, you can compose assignments using the Google Docs app available through Google Drive. This is a great free cloud-based alternative that allows you to access and compose your documents from most any device with an internet connection.
From Google docs you can easily export documents to a Word .doc or .docx file type. If you already have a Gmail or YouTube account, you can use it to access Google Docs. Learn more here: http://www.google.com/drive/about.html