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LogiCola is a program to help students learn logic.
It was last modified on 20 October 2013.
You can run it in Windows, Macintosh, or Linux.

To install LogiCola in Windows:

After you click, you'll be asked: Do you want to RUN or SAVE this file? Click RUN; and keep insisting, if asked, that yes you do want to run this file. You may have to click your way around dire warnings about this being an unknown program that may harm your computer. Soon this dialog box will appear:

Or click here to install LogiCola in Windows

After you install LogiCola, click the cola-can icon to start the program:
If you installed to your flash drive, open it using MY COMPUTER so you can get to the LogiCola icon.
Cola-can icon
If you installed to your computer, the icon will be on your desktop or Start menu/page program list.

Introduction to Logic, second edition LogiCola on a Windows 8 tablet BOOK: LogiCola goes with Gensler's Introduction to Logic (Routledge, 2010 or 2002). Click here or here to order.

TOUCHSCREENS AND TABLETS: You can now do LogiCola using only touch, only mouse, only keyboard, or any combination of these. LogiCola works very nicely on the new Windows-8 tablets or on larger touch-screen monitors (but it won't run on the underpowered Windows-RT tablets).

CLOUD SYNC: If you want to install LogiCola on multiple computers (not on a flash drive) and keep LogiCola scoring and configuration data in sync on all these computers, install a free Dropbox on each computer's desktop and turn on Cloud Sync using LogiCola's OPTIONS menu.

Cloud sync uses Dropbox. Click here to get free 2-GB cloud storage.

FURTHER UPDATES: If LogiCola is updated, you can repeat the setup process to update your program. But it's easier for you to update using TOOLS | UPDATE LOGICOLA on LogiCola's menu bar. Updating either way preserves your scores.

NON-WEB INSTALL: You can install LogiCola directly to a flash drive from any computer that has LogiCola installed; use TOOLS | COPY SCORES OR PROGRAM TO FLASH DRIVE on LogiCola's menu bar.

WINDOWS VERSIONS: The current Windows LogiCola should work with Windows XP-Vista-7-or-8, whether 32- or 64-bit; but it doesn't work on the underpowered "Windows RT." For earlier Windows or DOS, use these zipped forms of the 2003 LogiCola and its score processing program, which use the same score format.

MACINTOSH & LINUX: You can also run LogiCola in Macintosh or Linux.

iPads: You can run LogiCola on an iPad (or even an iPhone or iPod Touch) using a "remote server." Open the app store, get the free PocketCloud app, and follow the directions to set up PocketCloud on a Windows computer (on which you install LogiCola). Then you can run LogiCola on your iPad through this remote computer; however it's very slugglish and each remote computer can service only one iPad at a time. But could this basic idea over time evolve into something more usable?

BLACKBOARD: You can set up Blackboard so students can submit scores as WebCT assignments; see Chris Weigand's YouTube video and written instructions.

SHIRTS: Get a LogiCola shirt (many styles available).

HANDOUT: Here's a handout about downloading LogiCola that teachers can give to their students.

YOUNGER SISTER: LogiCola has a younger sister, EthiCola, about moral philosophy.

These are things you can also access from inside LogiCola or LogiSkor:

HELP FILES: for LogiCola and for LogiSkor (LogiCola's score processor); LogiCola News.

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS: teacher manual for second edition of the book, teacher manual for first edition, Logic Pretest (printable), Logic Pretest (Web-interactive), Flashcards, Sample Quizzes, Why the star test works, Logic symbols that you can paste into other documents, and classroom slides for many chapters: Introduction, Syllogistic Logic, Fallacies, Basic Propositional Logic, Propositional Proofs, Basic Quantificational Logic, Relations and Identity, Basic Modal Logic, Further Modal Systems, Deontic and Imperative Logic, Belief Logic, A Formalized Ethical Theory, Metalogic, History of Logic, Deviant Logic.

SYLLABI: for my basic and intermediate logic courses.