Minimum Equipment Requirements

A fairly new PC/MAC/Linux system is required for use with Blackboard Course Management System to be successful with Online Courses.

Dial Up connectivity is highly discouraged. A DSL/Cable/Lan connection will be needed; the use of Cellular Air Cards (3G/4G) may be successful, but it is not recommended.With the use of IPads and Smartphones, apps are available to access Blackboard; these apps are for convenience only and should not be relied upon for actual course participation.Different Internet Browsers have differing results in Blackboard and Banner. Please check with support before attempting to use newly released browsers with these systems. Click here to see more information on Browser issues.Below are some of the basic requirements. If you have any questions concerning your systems and software please see the support page and contact us before signing up for a course.

Computer:
Software:
  • IBM PC Compatible Pentium IV 1.8 GHZ +

  • 1GIG RAM (2GIG RAM recommended)

  • Windows 7 or 8, 32-bit or 64-bit(Do not use browsers supplied by your Internet Service Provider.)Macintosh iMac/G5

  • 1GIG RAM (2 GIG MB RAM recommended)

  • Mac OS 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9Linux Systems Need to be thoroughly tested for compatibility

  • Internet Explorer 9 or Higher, Chrome or Firefox on PC

  • Safari 6.0+ or Firefox Browser on MacE-Mail client such asMicrosoft Outlook or Tech's OneTech email

  • Microsoft Office may be required in some courses. A version of Microsoft Office is available for use by students. See here for more information.(Microsoft WORKS is NOT compatible)

  • Current Version of Adobe Flash Player

  • Current Version of Adobe Reader

  • Current Version of Microsoft SilverlightRealPlayer 10+ audio/video player

  • Windows Media Player 11+

  • Java Version 7

  • Antivirus and Malware protection is highly recommendedFirewalls may need to be turned off or adjusted to receive files and run certain programs.