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  1. Offices & Services
  2. Technology Services Center
  3. Technology Requirements

Staying current with productivity technology is an important part of your education. We therefore want to make certain that you have all the necessary resources available to successfully complete your course work. Please review the information presented below to make certain that you possess the necessary tools and requirements.

Note: While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow access, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. Please ensure you have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course.

Supported Hardware (Minimum requirements)

  • Processor: 2GHz processor
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: 256GB, Solid State Drive (SSD) suggested
  • Sound Card, Microphone, and Speakers: Required
  • Adapter: Wireless Adapter
  • Internet Connection: Broadband
  • Webcam: Required
  • Warranty: User Preference, four years suggested
  • Backup Drive: Strongly recommended

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SURFACE PRO, CHROMEBOOK AND iPADS:

  • Surface Pro is supported but Surface (non-pro) is not supported

  • Chromebook is not supported
  • iPads are not recommended

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (Please note Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1 are not supported.)
  • MAC OS X 10.812 and higher is supported for most course materials, but there may be applications that require a supported Windows Operating System (e.g. Microsoft Office 365).

Productivity Tools

  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Windows)
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (MAC).

Supported Internet Browsers

Note: We recommend installing multiple browsers for use with our technologies, some web based applications may not fully function due incompatibility issues, try using a different browser before calling support.

​Windows OS Users

  • ​​Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and higher used for websites that don't support Chrome
  • Google Chrome 79 and higher (Recommended)

Mac OS Users –

  • Google Chrome 47 and higher (Recommended)

Additional Settings

Please refer to your browser's Help features to check these settings:

  • Pop-Up Blocker should be disabled
  • Cookies should be enabled
  • Local Administrator

Third-party Applications

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (Version DC)
  • Java v7 or higher
  • Antivirus application (updated regularly)​

Occasionally a course may require additional plug-ins not listed here, but plan to have the plug-ins listed above installed in advance.

ExamSoft Requirements:​

Some courses may require additional computer requirements set by ExamSoft. You can check additional requirements based on your OS here​​. Please note, minimum requirements of ExamSoft may not meet the University minimum requirements.​