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COMPUTER
REQUIREMENTS

 

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

 

To be a successful online learner, you will need access to a computer with the following:

  • A processor of 2.4GHz or faster

  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB of RAM recommended)

  • A high-speed Internet connection (1.5 Mbps upload and download required; 5 Mbps or better preferred)

  • Monitor and video card with 1024 x 768 or greater resolution

  • Keyboard and mouse (or equivalent i/o device)

  • Speakers/Headphones and a Microphone (Noise-canceling headphones typically preferred)

  • A web camera capable of video web conferencing

Operating System

  • Microsoft Window 10 or newer

  • Apple macOS 10.14 or newer

Web browser

Software

Content Filters

  • Content filters may need to be disabled in order to view certain types of academic-related content.

Basic Computer Proficiency Requirements

At a minimum, students should have basic computer literacy skills including:

  • Using a keyboard and mouse

  • Selecting, copying, pasting text

  • Sending and receiving email

  • Saving and retrieving files in different formats (.docx, .pdf, .pptx., etc.)

  • Using a text editor (changing fonts, inserting links, using spell check, etc.)

  • Browsing for files to attach and upload

  • Accessing the Internet using a web browser and resetting basic web browser settings (clearing cache/history, cookies, etc.)