Office of eLearning

Technology Requirements

These are minimum requirements which may not equate to an optimal experience, depending upon a number of factors:

Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - Chrome OS
Mobile Operating Systems
  • iOS 7 and newer
  • Android 2.3 and newer
Computer Speed and Processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (4 GB of available RAM required to take exams with Respondus Monitor)
  • 2 GHz processor
Internet Speed
  • Minimum of 512 kbps
  • Screen Resolution - 1024 x 600
The following questions should assist you in assessing your basic skills and capabilities that are needed in order to be successful in an online course:
  1. Do you have and use a valid email account?
  2. Is your Internet connection reliable? 
Basic digital literacy includes knowing how to do the following:
  • use web browsers
  • use search engines
  • upload and download files
  • locate files on your computer
  • save files
  • use a word processor program
  • send and receive e-mails with attachments
If a computer-skills deficiency is identified, you may want to complete a basic computer applications course before attempting online or hybrid courses.

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