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This page has been moved to our new Knowledge Base. Information about Recommended Software can be found here.

TRU is committed to upholding the software licensing and policies of all vendors.

Students can download a variety of software options onto their home computer. These software offerings can be helpful for online coursework and communicating with fellow classmates and professors. Click the links below for more information.

*All software is offered with the disclaimers of the vendors. TRU assumes no responsibility for personal computer instability or for damages potentially caused by the installation of software obtained through links posted on our website. We are not accountable for issues you may have surrounding the installation and/or use of said software.


AVG - Requires user to provide information to receive serial number. AVG Free Edition is for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only.

Sophos Home (for Mac and PC) - Free Anti-virus for Mac's and PC's

Avast - Free Anti-virus is perfect for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites.


 Exam Software

Safe Exam Browser 

Safe Exam Browser controls access to resources like system functions, other websites and applications. It prevents unauthorized resources being used during bring your own device (BYOD) exam in the classroom. It is typycally used to texts within Moodle. 

Review the software install and setup instructions. 

Exam 4

Exam4 from Extegrity is the exam administration software used by the Thompson Rivers University School of Law. The software locks a students computer from accessing the internet or accessing locally stored programs and files while the exam is in progress.

Download the Exam 4 software.

 FTP client

An FTP client allows you to connect directly to a remote file resource and transfer files to and from your local machine.

Download WS_FTP or FileZilla (PC or Mac) based on your user preference.

 Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools
 PDF reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader - This will allow you to view but not create an Acrobat .PDF file.

 Office 365
 Other Tools

Photopea - A free web-based photo editor

7-Zip - This free utilitiy allows you to extract 7z, RAR, and zip files. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization.

 Read & Write
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