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Free Software and Internet Connectivity Resources

Chico State students have free access to professional software suites. Additionally, many Internet connectivity resources are available to students in need.

Office 365

CSU, Chico students have access to download Office 365 for free on up to five computers and devices.

Office 365 for Students

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Cloud is a group of applications used for design, productivity, and development. Adobe CC is available on Windows and Mac desktops, as well as some mobile devices.

Installing Adobe Creative Cloud on a personal computer

LinkedIn Learning

Available to all students, staff, and faculty—LinkedIn Learn has numerous expert video tutorials on a variety of topics.

LinkedIn Learning

Inclusive Technology

Blackboard ALLY, Kurzweil 3000, and

Blackboard Ally for Students is first-of-its-kind software that allows you to absorb information however you feel is best. It is available in all of your Blackboard courses and will give you the option to download a document in any of the following formats: tagged PDF, HTML, Electronic Braille, audio (mp3), or a translated version.

Kurzweil 3000 is an inclusive technology, text-to-speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a collection of powerful reading, writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that makes content accessible and efficient to all students, staff, and faculty. is a free web application and mobile application that converts live speaking into a written transcription. You can get real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID, and key phrases.

Internet Connectivity Resources

If you do not have access to the Internet off-campus, the following resources are available: