Technical Requirements and Skills

General Requirements

Students taking an online course are required to have high-speed Internet access with at least one (1) megabit per second (Mbps) download and upload speeds.

Students must have regular access to a computer with Internet access.

A webcam is required for courses that do online proctored exams.

Virtual and Zoom Classes

In addition to the hardware requirements below, you will need:

  • A webcam 
  • Headset with a microphone or speakers and a stand-alone microphone
    • If you will be connecting while you are in a room with background noise, like a computer lab or busy home setting, a headset is necessary

Hardware Requirements

Devices used (regardless if they are desktops, laptops, tablets, or a combination thereof) are recommended to have at least a dual-core processor or better and four (4) gigabytes (GB) of RAM.

Students are strongly discouraged from relying on mobile devices as their primary device for completing online coursework. Occasionally, your ability to function within eLearn is limited if you are using a mobile phone or tablet, especially iPads. Chromebooks may not be able to function properly for some online courses. 

  • Tablet Minimums:
    • Android Tablets:
      • All tablets provided they meet the minimum hardware requirements above; screen size of at least 8”
    • Apple iPads:
      • iPad4 and above, iPad Minis (all), and iPad Pro
    •   Windows Enabled Tablets:
      • Any Windows enabled tablet provided it has a full version of Windows installed (7, 8, 8.1, or 10)
  • At least 10-20GB of hard drive space to accommodate any downloads associated with courses within eLearn.

Software Requirements

  • Operating System (O/S) Requirements
    • Android – 5.0 or above with Chrome as the Browser
    • Apple
      • Desktop & Laptop – Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) or above
      • Tablets – iOS – The current major version of iOS (the latest minor or point release of that major version) and the previous major version of iOS (the latest minor or point release of that major version). For example, as of June 7, 2017, eLearn supports iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 9.3.5, but not iOS 10.2.1, 9.0.2, or any other version. Use Chrome or Safari as the Browser.
  • Windows – 10 with Chrome, Edge, or Firefox as the Browser
  • Anti-virus software that is current and up-to-date

Browser Requirements

Supported browsers are the latest or most recent browser versions that are tested against new versions of eLearn. 

Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are the recommended browsers.

Note the following:

  • Ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled.

Cloud Storage / Document Access Requirements

  • Access to Microsoft OneDrive to store applicable files for the course(s) taken.

Required Technical Skills

Students need basic computer operating skills to succeed in an online course. This includes an ability to use the Internet to find websites and basic typing skills. Students must know how to create and reply to emails and how to send/upload file attachments. 

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