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IMPORTANT! You must verify that your computer equipment meets the minimum technical requirements needed for an online course. Technical requirements are subject to change without notice.
General Technical Requirements
Although specific technical requirements may vary by online course or program, the following general technical requirements are required for all online courses.
- Active E-mail Account
- Current Operating System: Windows or Macintosh
- Internet Connection: DSL/Cable (recommended)
- Note: A wireless or satellite connection should not be used for taking exams/quizzes and is not recommended for "Live" Web classes.
- Current Internet Browser: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
- Word Processing Software: Microsoft Word (recommended)
- Additional Free Software Downloads (as necessary)
IMPORTANT! For more specific information about technical requirements, refer to the UND Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT), your course syllabus (available approximately 1 week prior to your course start date), or contact your instructor.
Additional Requirements for "Live" Web Courses & Some Programs
Additional technical requirements will depend upon the format of your online course or program, which is determined by your instructor.
"Live" Web Classes
If your online class meets “live” over the Internet at a set day and time, you may need a Web camera or stereo headset/microphone. Refer to your instructor, course syllabus, or the UND Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT) for recommendations.
Please note that wireless/satelite Internet connections are not recommended for "live" Web classes.
DEDP or IDT Program Requirements
If you are a student in the Distance Engineering Degree Program (DEDP) or Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) program, you may need additional or different technologies.
Refer to your instructor, course syllabus, or the UND Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT) for more information.
Questions About Technical Requirements
If you have questions about technical requirements for online courses or need tech support, please contact the UND Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT) through our Tech Support "Live Help" feature.