Hardware and Software Requirements:
Internet access with sufficient bandwidth and stable Internet connectivity.
Blackboard requires significant bandwidth, and so a hard-wire connection is recommended.
Unless it is solid and stable, avoid WiFi or other wireless connections (G3, G4, etc.)
Valid email account
Turn off Pop-up Blocker
You should do your work on a reliable desk-top computer or laptop with a hard-wired Internet connection. It is not recommended that you use your phone or tablet.
Recommended Internet browsers:
For PCs: Firefox, Google Chrome
For Macs: Safari, Firefox
Keep in mind that browsers are constantly being updated by these companies,
so these recommendations for which browsers to use my change.
In order to take a Distance Education course, you must be able to–
Use a word processing program
Save and attach documents
Navigate and search the Internet
Install and download software applications
Note: You may be required to do more, depending upon the requirements of individual courses.
If you cannot identify your problem quickly, you may need to come to campus to do your work in order to keep up with your class.