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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.

Software

Browser

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.