Minimum Computer Requirements for Online Classes

Computer needs for an online course can be satisfied in terms of hardware with a computer that meets the minimum criteria as outlined below.

Windows-based operating system (Windows XP/Vista/7/8)

Dual-core processor or better
16 GB free hard-drive space
56k dial-up connection; DSL or cable strongly suggested

Phones, tablets, and other computing devices, while they may work, are not supported for submitting assignments, posting discussions, or taking assessments.

The Blackboard Learn Mobile app is available to students using iOS or Android platforms. This app allows students to access Blackboard information through their mobile device or tablet. Information on Blackboard Learn Mobile can be found at the Blackboard Learn Mobile website.

Some classes require additional requirements, which may require changes in the generalized configuration. Refer to the course’s syllabus for more information.