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Technology Requirements for Online Learning

Online courses require that you have a reliable internet connection. All of your coursework and exams will be assigned and submitted in an online environment. To successfully complete an online course, you must have access to these minimum technology tools:

  • Reliable Internet connection
  • Desktop or Laptop computer with 2Gb RAM and 60Gb Hard drive space (4Gb RAM, 400Gb Hard drive is preferred)
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, or Mac OSX 10.7-10.9
  • Internet Explorer 9 or 10, Firefox 4 or higher, Chrome 19 or higher, or Safari 4.0 (Macs only)
  • Text Editor - MS Word, LibraOffice or OpenOffice
  • Audio/Video Player
  • Course-Recommended Plug-ins
  • Course-Recommended Software

The above listing is for minimum requirements. You may check your computer's compatibility with Blackboard on the Blackboard login page. Your browser must have JavaScript enabled for you to access your courses properly. In addition, Blackboard will display popups with information, so popup blockers may need to be disabled. Some courses will require that you purchase additional software related to the course and your field of study.

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