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Minimum System Requirements

For PC  For Mac 
-800MHz or higher
-256MB of RAM
-20GB hard disk space
-Internet Access
  (DSL/High speed recommended)
-CD-Rom Drive
-Windows 2000 or later
-Sound card/Speakers
-Active E-mail account
-600MHz or higher
-256MB of RAM
-20GB hard disk space
-Internet Access
(DSL/High speed recommended)
-CD-Rom Drive
-Mac OS 9.0 or later
-Sound card/Speakers
-Active E-mail account


We do not recommend the use of iPads for accessing your courses.

Students should have administrative privileges (must be able to download software) to the computer they are accessing while taking online courses.  

Course content is delivered through Desire2Learn (D2L) which is accessible through any web browser; however, Distance Education staff recommends Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

In order to complete some assignments, you may need software for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations like Microsoft Office or Open Office.

Some courses may require the use of a web cam. 


Note -
AOL, Prodigy, CompuServe and other, similar ISP users: When taking your course, activate your account then minimize the service browser and open the internet browser.