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Technology Requirements for Online Courses

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Students should always read the course syllabus carefully, or contact the instructor, for specific course requirements. 

Students will need to have access to a properly functioning computer and high speed Internet access throughout the semester. The rental/purchase, installation and maintenance of required computer hardware and software is the responsibility of the student.

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.

Students may access UT's Virtual Computer Lab (VLab) from their computers (remotely) and use software in the library:

    • 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.


The University participates in a number of programs that provide lower cost software for student purchase. For more information visit the IT page or contact the IT Helpdesk, 419-530-2400.

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. 


Please review the University's recommended hardware and software specifications for all student laptops and desktops. 

Last Updated: 7/13/18