Technology Requirements

As an online student, you will use a combination of hardware and software to actively participate in your education and communicate with your classmates and instructors.  To ensure you have a positive online learning experience, it is important that you use the proper hardware and software. 

All courses are presented in a variety of multimedia formats, and technology requirements vary by campus, department, and program.  The information presented below provides the recommended  technology requirements that will work across all campuses.  For additional information on any special requirements that may be needed for a course, always check with your course instructor.

Recommended Requirements

 PC MAC 
Processor  Core 2 Duo or Equivalent or better Intel Core 2 Duo or better 
Operating System Windows XP (Home/Professional) or higher OS 10 X Snow Leopard
Web Conferencing
  • Web Camera
  • Sound Card & Speakers
  • Microphone or Headset with Microphone
  • Web Camera
  • Sound Card & Speakers
  • Microphone or Headset with Microphone
Internet Connection High-speed DSL or Cable Modem High-speed DSL or Cable Modem
Browser
  • Windows IE 7.0 or higher
  • Firefox 3.0 or higher
  • Windows IE 7.0 or higher
  • Safari 3.0 or higher
  • Firefox 3.0 or higher
Anti-Virus Current & Updated Anti-virus Current & Updated Anti-virus
Software Microsoft Office 2007 or higher Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
Plug-Ins (download)

Individual Campus Requirements

The technology listed above are recommended for optimal learning in a multimedia, online format.  Please be sure to check with the home campus of your program of interest for more details regarding technology requirements. The links are provided below: