All students are required to have access to a dependable computer with a reliable Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Internet connection. Students taking traditional online and web-supported courses should have a computer that meets the minimum requirements outlined below. These system requirements will enhance your ability to access and use online course materials as well as review content and lectures presented in class. Computer hardware and software that do not meet the specifications may cause technical problems interfacing with Blackboard.
Faculty often use Microsoft PowerPoint software to present course content, and students will need the software to read the PowerPoint files (Microsoft Office 97 or later). A recent version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser is also required and can be downloaded free at the Microsoft website.
Many faculty members also use Flash to present online lectures. Student must have Flash Player 7 or higher to view these lectures. Flash Player is a free download at the Adobe Acrobat website. See “Software Add-Ons” below.
Students are solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and upgrading of their personal computers.