Technology Requirements for Online Courses
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Students should always read the course syllabus carefully, or contact the instructor, for specific software requirements. Students are responsible to have access to a properly functioning computer throughout the semester. The computer must be able to run software required for coursework or capable of connecting to UT's Virtual Computer Lab.
UT's Virtual Computer Lab (VLab) is accessible from your computer and may have all the software you need, read more about VLab; most on-campus computer labs are also capable of accommodating online courses but students should check specific lab information with the IT Helpdesk (419-530-2400). Some courses still require specific software that students may have to purchase -- read the course syllabus carefully.
Students are responsible to have Internet service. High speed Internet access is recommended as dial-up may be slow and limited in downloading information and completing online tests. Some courses may contain streaming audio and/or video content.
Students must have an Internet Service Provider. Students are responsible for purchasing, installing and maintaining all computer hardware and software needed for their participation in online courses. Some courses have specific software and/or media requirements. Please contact UT Online, the instructor, or department, if you have any questions.
Student computers need to be capable of running the latest versions of plug-ins, recent software and have the necessary tools to be kept free of viruses and spyware. Please review Blackboard Supported Browsers.
Use of Public Computers
If using a public library, or other public access computer, students should check to ensure they will have access for the length of time required to complete their tasks and tests.