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To get an office suite for free, two options that could work: Libre Office, and Open Office.
If you don't have your sparkfun kit, the bookstore informed me that they will have them ready for you at the textbook counter on Monday, October 5th at 11:00am
If you have problems with the viewing of the video, you might have a problem with your viewer (I had a problem with the default viewer on Windows 10). To be able to watch the videos correctly, download an other viewer, such as VLC media player. Then open the video with the VLC viewer. You might need to download the video first with selecting “save link as”. Then, click right on your downloaded video and select “open with”, and select VLC.