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 2015 is marked in bold below:

MSU standard classroom wallpaper for FY16

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Update 1)


Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit)
Turning Point Cloud


Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox 38.0.5 (default browser)
Google Chrome 43.0.2357.124

Media players, plugins and various utilities


Reader DC 15.007.20033
Flash Player
Shockwave Player


QuickTime Player


Java 7.0.550

Samsung Document Camera USB Viewer 1.0.3

Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.40416.0

VLC Player 2.2.1

Skype 7.5.101

Faronics Deep Freeze 8.23

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

LabStats 5.2.40506.162

Microsoft System Center

Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Endpoint Protection (SCEP)

CIT Help Desk 836-5778