Adobe Captivate

Available to use in the CTL

With Adobe® Captivate® software, you can rapidly author professional eLearning content with advanced interactivity, software and scenario simulations, quizzes, and other engaging experiences - no programming or multimedia skills required. Boost your productivity with templates and collaboration workflows. And deliver content virtually anywhere by publishing to Learning Management Systems and Adobe Acrobat® Connect™ Pro software.

Adobe Connect

Web-based application - no installation necessary. Start here: web conferencing

Adobe Connect is software used to create information and general presentations, online training materials, web conferencing, learning modules, and user desktop sharing. The product is entirely Adobe Flash based. All meeting workspaces are organized into 'pods'; with each pod performing a specific role (i.e. chat, whiteboard, note, etc.). Adobe Connect is web-based and cross platform; it runs through a web browser and the Flash plug-in, which are both standard on NMU laptops. A free add-in is needed to do some functions, but to install it you just need to click "yes" when prompted to install it. It will then install in just a few seconds - no trip to the Help Desk needed.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Available to use in the CTL

Adobe Dreamweaver is a web development application. Recent versions have incorporated support for web technologies such as CSS, JavaScript, and various server-side scripting languages and frameworks including ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP.

Adobe Flash CS3

Available to use in the CTL

Flash has become a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages; Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, and various web page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.

Adobe InDesign

Available to use in the CTL

Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing. Adobe® InDesign® CS4 software breaks down the barriers between online and offline publishing. Create compelling print layouts, immersive content for playback in the Adobe Flash® Player runtime, and interactive PDF documents

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Available to use in the CTL

Additional licenses available through the helpdesk to be installed on instructor machines. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing and image manipulation program. It can be used to create images, add to or edit existing photos and images. Users can rotate, crop, compress and save images in a variety of formats. Additional layer functionality allows users to preview different versions of an image before saving a final version. Photoshop can also be used to create web image galleries.

Adobe Premiere 6.5

Available to use in the CTL

Adobe Premiere is a real-time, timeline based video editing software application.


Download WIN | MAC

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing audio. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. MP3 files can be created once the LAME CODEC is also installed.

Camtasia Relay

Download available from NMU WildCast main page once you've logged in. WildCast is located HERE

Camtasia Relay is the easiest way for any organization to record live lectures, presentations and meetings from a Mac or PC. Camtasia Relay software allows multiple people to create a screencast with your computer. The system allows you to edit a video with techsmithcamtasia studio by inserting diagrams, pictures and music - making a professional video before uploading it on the internet, to be viewed just about anywhere in the world.

Camtasia Studio

Available to use in the CTL

Camtasia Studio is a screen recording program. With a headset, narration or other audio can be recorded in time with whatever is being displayed on the computer screen. Used for creating narrated PowerPoint presentations, software tutorials, annotated document reviews. Additional licenses available through the helpdesk to be installed on instructor machines.


Available to use in the CTL

For visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations, use Inspiration®, the ultimate thinking and learning tool. Brainstorm ideas, structure your thoughts and visually communicate concepts to strengthen understanding with the Diagram and Map Views. To take notes, organize information, and structure writing for plans, papers and reports, use the integrated Outline View to focus on main and supporting ideas and to clarify thinking in written form. With Inspiration's Presentation Manager, transform your diagrams, mind maps and outlines into polished presentations that communicate ideas clearly and demonstrate understanding and knowledge.

InterVideo WinDVD

Included on all NMU-issued Lenovo laptops

Player for all formats of DVD.

iTunes University

Download HERE

iTunes University is NMU's podcast site to the world.

Microsoft One Note

Included on all NMU-issued Lenovo laptops

OneNote is a software package for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. While OneNote is most commonly used on laptops or desktop PCs, it has additional features for use on pen-enabled Tablet PCs, in environments where pen, audio or video notes are more appropriate than an intensive use of keyboards.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Included on all NMU laptops

Create dynamic digital slide shows.

Microsoft Publisher

Included on all NMU-issued Lenovo laptops

Create dynamic flyers, posters, banners, and other promotional documents.

NMU EduCat™

Web-based application - no installation necessary. EduCat is located HERE

NMU EduCat™ is NMU's course management system (CMS). It is used to deliver online and hybrid courses, as well as to provide online materials for classroom-based courses. EduCat is powered by the Moodle open source CMS.


Download HERE

Open-Sankoré is a free and open-source interactive whiteboard software compatible with any projector and pointing device.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Included on all NMU-issued laptops

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within NMU EduCat. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.

Respondus StudyMate Class

Available to use in the CTL

StudyMate Class helps students master the basics of course material through the use of learning activities within NMU EduCat courses. Instructors and students enter facts or sample questions online that are transformed into a variety of learning activities for practice and study.

Respondus Test Generation

Available for installation at NMU's Help Desk

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to NMU EduCat.

Roxio Creator

Included on all NMU-issued Lenovo laptops

The world's best-selling digital media suite makes it easy to capture, enhance, save and share your photo, video and audio projects. Burn and copy CDs and DVDs. Edit movies and burn DVDs like a pro. Rip CDs, digitize analog LPs and mix perfect playlists. Fix and enhance photos and create photo slideshows, cards, calendars, panoramas and more. Share your creations on CD, DVD, mobile phone, iPad, YouTube, Facebook and more. Built-in video tutorials and printable step-by-step instructions make it easy to get started.


Included on all NMU laptops

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing.

SMART Notebook

Download WIN | MAC

SMART Notebook software sets the standard for creating, teaching and managing interactive lessons within a single application. (for use with television and SMARTboard overlay and/or SMARTboard panel)


Available to use in the CTL

SnagIt is a screenshot program that operates under the Windows operating system.

Sony Sound Forge / ACID Pro 5

Available to use in the CTL

Sound Forge is a digital audio editing suite by Sony Creative Software. ACID Pro 5 software is a professional digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, mixing, and arranging audio and MIDI tracks.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio 12 / DVD Architect Studio

Available to use at the CTL.

Sony Vegas is a sophisticated video editing software used to create high quality video footage. Sony DVD Architect™ Studio software allows you to swiftly create professional-looking DVDs and stunning widescreen productions.


Web-based application - no installation necessary. Located HERE

WildCast is NMU's internal podcast network

Windows Live Movie Maker

Download HERE

Create and edit videos.

Windows Media Center

Included on all NMU-issued Lenovo laptops

Windows Media Center plays the computer user's pictures, videos, and music from local hard drives, optical drives, and network locations. It then categorizes them by name, date, tags, and other file attributes. Media managed through Media Center can also be relayed via a home network to standard TV sets via the specially designed Windows Media Center Extender or the Xbox 360.