The only requirements are that you have internet access and regular access to a computer with one of the following operating systems: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS or Android. Use the latest version of your preferred web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.). Some Learning Management Systems (LMS) function better in a specific browser. Visit the LMS webpage to learn more. Some courses require additional software to complete assignments and to collaborate with classmates. Needed software is available online or within the course.
Taking classes online requires proficiency with email and email attachments, web browsing, word processing and file downloading and uploading.
You complete your coursework through online Learning Management Systems (LMS). Each university has a designated LMS. You learn to use various systems, yet they are all similar. Resources are available to assist you with troubleshooting.
If your technology problem is going to cause you to miss a deadline, let your instructor know what’s happening and how you are working to find a solution.
- If you have difficulties accessing a university’s Learning Management System (LMS), first contact the campus coordinator at that university. The campus coordinator can tell you which department on campus can help.
- If you have trouble with a campus email, contact that university’s technology department.
- If you have other tech troubles, contact your home institution technology department. Many universities have a round-the-clock helpdesk.
- Sometimes the next step is to contact an electronics store.