Answered By: Jennifer Kasch
Last Updated: May 23, 2022     Views: 588

A cross-departmental team put together a list of minimum and recommended technical standards for students.

Please note that the minimums in that list are meant as a baseline for all students. Some degree programs may have requirements that exceed what is identified. Such information may be communicated to students through program orientations or other communication methods. You can also contact your program office to ask about specific requirements.

We at Student Computer Help have a few additional notes and suggestions:

Chromebooks - Chromebooks do not use an operating system that is supported by Blackboard. Many features may work, but you will need to use a computer, not a Chromebook, for some assignments, course materials, tests, and courses. 

You can check-out a Chromebook from the library for 7 days, which may help with access to some course materials. You can access your virtual desktop on many Chromebooks for your courses. If you use assistive technology such as Kurzweil, a Chromebook is not recommended.

Tablets and Mobile devices – Mobile access to some online course materials may be available through the Blackboard app, and you can access many communications features easily when on the go, such as the Outlook mobile app. Please do not plan to take an entire course using a tablet or mobile device. 

Technology Access Program - Madison College loans laptop computers and internet hotspots free of charge to all currently registered students.

Contact us by phone or email with questions for Student Computer Help.