Technical Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • A broadband internet connection (Cable/DSL/Satellite)
  • A personal Windows PC or Intel-based Mac computer.
    Microsoft Windows
    • Windows 7 | Windows 8 | Windows 10
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
    • Sound card and speakers or headphones
    • A webcam and headphones are recommended
    Mac OS X – Intel based
    • Version 10.10 - Yosemite or higher
    • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
    • A webcam and speakers are incorporated into all Macs

NOTE: To fully participate in 100% online courses, you must use a PC or a Mac. A Chromebook or mobile device is insufficient for the demands of UCCS online courses.



Firefox, Chrome, and Safari are the recommended browsers for accessing the Blackboard Learning Management System

Recommended Equipment

  • Webcam
  • Headset microphone if no webcam

If you are considering purchasing a computer, please contact the UCCS Computing Help Desk for hardware and software discount information.

You are required to use your UCCS student e-mail account for your online course. UCCS e-mail is accessible 24/7 from any computer with a web browser.

Access and use the UCCS Office365 system for UCCS student e-mail.