Suggested Software

MS Office 365 ProPlus--Free Software

All current IVCC students have access to install MS Office 365 2016 ProPlus for free on up to five personal devices to use up to one year after the student's last semester at IVCC.

Simply log into your IVCC Office 365 student email, click on the app launcher in the upper left corner (looks like 9 small squares), click on the Office 365 with the arrow that appears to the right of the app launcher, then select the Install Office dropdown, and click on either option (if you select Other Install Options, you will see the list of programs you will be installing).

Please note that IVCC is not responsible for any damages, issues, or problems resulting from installation of any software to a personal device.

Although the Student Help Desk staff will show you where to download the Office 365 ProPlus programs, the Student Help Desk staff does not provide technical support for installation problems or trouble shooting home computer problems.  You can access the Office 365 Need Help? from the Install Office dropdown screen.

Web Browsers

Fax Free Online

You may fax up to 3 pages with a cover page, five times a day with this service. It allows you to upload a word DOC or a PDF.

Security Software

It is recommended that you install only one security package on your computer. When more than one is installed, they can conflict and cause issues with your system. Note that this software is for Windows only.



Compression Software


Modern web browsers already have built-in plug-ins for most files that you will need to access. However, if you are on a web site that requires a plug-in that is not installed, you can download the files from one of these sites.



LibreOffice is a free and open source package that is a complete alternative to Microsoft Office. It is cross-platform and can be installed on Windows, OS X, and Linux and is compatible with all other major office suites. It is currently loaded on all computers in the Learning Commons.



  • Pricing for Microsoft
    • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available at no charge to all currently registered IVCC students through their Office 365 email account. See the information at the top of this page.
    • Graduating/former IVCC students can purchase MS Office products from Microsoft. If you are transferring to another college, then check with your new school to see about free MS Office 365 ProPlus.