Hardware Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 computer (preferred)
  • Apple/Mac computer will work if using the Mozilla Firefox browser
  • Dual Core CPU (Or faster processor)
  • 4 GB ram or more (8 GB recommended)
  • 100 GB hard drive or larger
  • 256 MB graphics card (This is a minimum specification.)

Software Requirements

  • Windows 7 w/ Service Pack 1,  Windows 8.1,  or Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2010,  2013, or higher (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are needed. University edition sells for a reduced cost to students.)
  • Mozilla Firefox 47.0 (or later) internet browser or Google Chrome internet browser
  • Reputable antivirus software (We recommend Webroot SecureAnywhere antivirus software.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)
  • Adobe Flash (Version must be no older than 9 months)
    You cannot view Blackboard videos without Adobe Flash installed.
  • Java (latest version)
  • Windows Media Player (or comparable)
  • Quicktime Player

Internet Connectivity Requirements

High-speed internet at 4 Mbps or higher via DSL, cable modem, or broadband is preferred but not mandatory. Most courses contains a video component and will require a solid internet connection.

Not Supported

  • Safari Browser (Apple/Mac users should use the Mozilla Firefox browser.)
    Safari will work if you enable 3rd Party Cookies within the Safari settings.
  • Windows Vista (Some students use Vista, but we also see a lot of problems with that operating system)
  • Windows XP (This product has reached its end-of-life.  Microsoft will no longer be releasing security updates or patches, which makes this product a significant security risk.)