System Requirements for Distance Education

System Requirements for Distance Education


In order to attend classes online, you will need a high speed internet connection (DSL or Cable) and a modern computer. Most information is delivered via BOLT. Please run the system check on your computer.

Note: Some courses may require additional hardware or software.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows XP (Service Pack 2), Vista, or 7
  • 2GB RAM
  • High speed internet connection (Cable, DSL, FiOS)
  • Working soundcard and speakers/headphones
  • One of the following browsers with Java and cookies enabled: Firefox 6 or newer (recommended), Internet Explorer 9 (recommended)
  • Sun Java Runtime Environment [JRE] 1.6 update 13 (recommended)

Macintosh

Macintosh

  • Mac OS X (Tiger 10.4 and above)
  • 2GB RAM
  • High speed internet connection (Cable, DSL, FiOS)
  • Working soundcard and speakers/headphones
  • One of the following browsers with Java and cookies enabled: Firefox 6 (recommended), Safari 5 (supported)
  • Sun Java Runtime Environment [JRE] 1.6 update 13 (recommended)

It is recommended that you have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed, Adobe Reader, QuickTime, and Windows Media Components (for Macintosh users). Some professors may require you to download additional software to complete course work.

Can you use your mobile device to access your courses?

  • iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices can access mobile, limited versions of your online courses.
  • Not all content and tools within your online course will be accessible via your mobile device.
  • iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, etc. do not meet the minimum technical requirements for your online course.