To complete an ITV course, you will need at a minimum a web browser and a way to write papers.


  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. (Windows/Mac/Linux)

  • Opera
  • Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, E-mail, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. (Windows/Mac/Linux)

  • Netscape
  • (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Document Viewers

  • Adobe Reader (PDF)
  • Free Adobe Reader® software lets anyone view and print Adobe PDF files. (Windows/Mac/Linux)

  • PowerPoint Viewer
  • PowerPoint Viewer 2003 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. (Windows)

  • Macromedia Flash Viewer
  • Macromedia Flash Player is the high performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones and devices. (Windows/Mac/Linux)


Write your papers with free, professional software. If you plan to turn in your paper online or via email, save it in Rich Text Format (RTF).

  • OpenOffice
  • is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. (Windows/Linux)

  • AbiWord
  • AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. (Windows/Mac/Linux)

  • NVU
  • A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver. (Windows/Max/Linux)