Software Downloads

Here you'll find downloads for various software provided to staff and students

VC Software


Cisco Spark is the standard 'Personal VC' software used by The University of the Highlands and Islands. This software can be used by internal and external participants wishing to join our conferences from their PC/Laptop.


To download Cisco Spark, visit their website

NOTE: to attend a conference you need to enter '' to the end of the dial in code (e.g.

Please watch the below instructional tutorial on the setup and basic use of the application:

More Cisco Spark information

Supported Devices

  • Android Smartphones - KitKat 4.4 and later

  • iPhone and iPad - iOS 9.0 and later

  • Mac - OS X Yosemite 10.10 and later

  • Windows - Windows 7 and later

Password Reset

Every 180 days you're reminded to change your Cisco Spark password, you can change it at any time.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email address and select Next.
  3. Enter your password and select Sign in.
  4. Select Password.
  5. Enter your new password and select Save.

Staff/Student Home Use

Free Microsoft Office 365 for staff and students (on up to 5 different devices)

Microsoft Project and Visio aren't available with the free Microsoft Office download. If you want these they can be purchased through the Home Use Programme (£9.95) using your email as the registry account.


These products are available for free to eligible students (please see product pages for eligibility information)

Microsoft Imagine - Get Windows 10 for FREE, if you are a S.T.E.M (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) student you can also download viarious other Microsoft packages for free (MS Visio, MS Project)




Much of the software licensed for the University is also available when working at home through MyUHI

Remote Support


Client for staff or students at home: Windows Remote Support.exe


Client for staff or students at home:

Viewers & Plugins

The following software plugins may be required for you to view all content delivered from your course

  Adobe Flash Player
  Adobe Shockwave Player
  Adobe Reader
  QuickTime Player
  RealPlayer   Windows Media Player
   VLC Player

Mac OS X users will need to install the Windows Media Components for QuickTime to allow them to view Windows Media content.

Useful Apps

Below is a list of useful mobile apps.

Blackboard Mobile Learn iPhone Android Windows
Adobe Reader iPhone Android Windows
Outlook   Android  
Amazon Kindle iPhone Android Windows
Mahara iPhone Android  
 Myday iPhone Android Windows iPhone Android Windows
 BrowZine iPhone Android  
Naxos Music Library iPhone Android  
Knovel Tools iPhone Android  
 VLeBooks eBook Reader iPhone Android