Read and Write Gold

Installing Read and Write Gold software for PC and MAC computers

Read and Write Gold software is available to all current Kent State University students, faculty, and staff. Please follow the instructions below to install the software on your computer. If you need assistance during the installation process, please contact 330-672-HELP(4357). This guide is also available as a printable PDF file.

Instructions to install

Step 1 Open Web Browser

Open a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Safari) and visit

Step 2 Login with Flashline credentials

Once the page loads you will see a login screen. Login with your Flashline credentials (KSU username and password).

Screenshot of FlashLine login page

Step 3 Search for software

Once the Software catalog page loads, click in the Search for Software field and type Read and Write Gold, then click the Search button.

Screenshot of software catalog search

Step 4 Find the version of Read and Write Gold for your type of computer

After clicking the search button, a page will load shows the software. Scroll down to locate either the PC or the MAC version based on your type of computer. Then click on the View Details button on the right.

Screenshot of Read and Write Gold software by operating system

Step 5 Download the software

After you click on the View Details button for your particular software, a popup window will open. Make sure to carefully read the text notes in the popup box as they convey very important installation information. MAC USERS PLEASE READ; it is very important that you carefully read the installation instructions in the popup window before you download and install since it can be a bit more complicated than the PC version due to file permission settings. Once you have read the information, go to the bottom of the popup window and click the Download link (Windows download or Mac download depending on your type of computer).

Screenshot of MAC popup message

Step 6 Download the software, continued

When you click the link to download the software, you will be prompted to enter your Flashline credentials again for security. Input your information and click the OK button. A small dialog box will appear and prompt you to download the file to your computer in the usual way.

Step 7 Unzip and install the software

Once you have downloaded the software, you will first have to unzip the download file. This is done by double clicking on the .zip file. Once you have unzipped the file, you can double click on the installation file and then follow the on-screen instructions to install it onto your computer.

Step 8 If you need additional support

If you have any trouble with installing Read and Write Gold you can call 330-672-HELP(4357) and someone from the helpdesk can assist you throughout the installation process.