Get Started with MIT OpenCourseWare

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Frequently Asked Questions

MIT OpenCourseWare offers answers to common inquiries we receive.

Using MIT OpenCourseWare Materials
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Technical Requirements

Some courses use file types that require special software to use. While you don't need all of this software to use MIT OpenCourseWare, we maintain an extensive list of software for your reference.


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