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Technology Requirements

You must have access to a computer with e-mail and Internet capabilities.

Courses are offered using a learning management system such as Blackboard or Canvas.  Tutorials are available to familiarize yourself with these learning management systems.

Discussion and interaction most often takes place via e-mail, discussion groups or chat rooms on-line. A conservative list of recommendations for using Blackboard or Canvas, the online course system, includes the following:

  • Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME; MacOS 9 or Mac OS X.
  • Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 G of free disk space
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 4.78 – JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.
  • Modem: 56K