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Read and Write Download Instructions

A printable PDF version of these instructions can be found here: Read&Write Download Instructions

  1. From the MSU Denver homepage (, select Current Students on the top right of the page.
  2. On the Student Hub page, select Canvas.
  3. Sign in with your student email and password. IMPORTANT: If you have any problems with logging in, please contact the ITS HelpDesk (303-352-7548 or
  4. On your Dashboard, look for a course card titled Access Center.

    If you do not see the course card, select Courses on the Global Navigation menu (represented by a book icon), and then scroll down and select the All Courses link. Then, select Access Center from the All Courses list.
  5. On the course home page, select the Modules link from the Course navigation menu.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the Modules page to find the Read&Write Software section. Select either the Windows Download or Mac Download links, depending on the type of computer you have.

    Note: If you are using a Chromebook or would prefer to install the Chrome-only version, there is no download necessary. Simply follow the installation steps.
  7. The Download pages contain a secure link to download the installation files, as well as an authentication password. Select the link, enter the password, and then select the Download button.
  8. When the download has finished, followed the instructions under the relevant Installation Steps page to install the software.

Need help?

If you have any issues with the installation process, please contact:

ITS HelpDesk
(available 24/7)


Access Center

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