Instructional Technology Standard: Base Instructor Software

The following software list was approved in April 2013 by IT Council at the request of the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) to serve as the base standard for all classroom instructor computers. Discipline-specific software is added to this base by primary support staff as required in computer classrooms and labs. Suggestions and exceptions to this base software list should be forwarded to ITAC ( for review.

Software updated for Fall 2016 is marked in bold below:

MSU standard classroom wallpaper for FY17

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit)
Turning Point Cloud 7.4.0111


Microsoft Edge 25.10586.0.0
Mozilla Firefox 47
Google Chrome 47.0.2526.73 (default browser)

Media players, plugins and various utilities


Reader DC 15.016.20045




Java 8.0910.14

Samsung Document Camera USB Viewer 1.0.3

Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.41212.0

VLC Player 2.2.4

Skype and Skype for Business

Faronics Deep Freeze 8.33

  • Standard idle time computer reset = 50 minutes
  • Auto shutdown daily at 9pm
  • Windows Update runs Sunday mornings during programmed thaw period

The New LabStats

Microsoft System Center

Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Endpoint Protection (SCEP)

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