Technology Requirements for a Successful Online Experience

Prepare for a smooth online learning experience. For the best results, you will need the following hardware and software:

  • Reliable access to a computer (Windows or Mac)

  • RAM (Memory): 512 MB (1 GB or more preferred)

  • Hard Drive: 1 GB free space

  • Internet access and a compatible browser 

  • Webcam and headset for audio with speaker/microphone capability

  • You are encouraged to use Firefox or Chrome to access your courses

  • If you are using a mobile device, we recommend downloading the Blackboard Student App  

You are expected to be competent in basic computer skills such as:

  • Using the basic features of Microsoft Word (or other word processing) document

  • Saving, attaching, and printing word processing files and similar documents

  • Composing, retrieving, and sending emails

  • Surfing the web

  • Protecting your computer against viruses

Check your Browser

Use this link to check whether your web browser is compatible with Blackboard. The tool will identify any items that need to be updated for you to use Blackboard. 

For Student Group Presentations Using Zoom

This section is intended for students who need to substitute their class presentations with an online pre-recorded or live presentation. Here are the steps needed to conduct a group presentation via Zoom, record and share your video recorded presentation with others. 

Before you Start 

  • Install Zoom application on your device

  • Prepare your presentation (e.g. on PowerPoint or Google Slides)

  • Open a space to host files (e.g. Google Drive)


  1. Starting a group meeting

  2. Recording the meeting

  3. Sharing your screen

  4. Saving and sharing your recording