To take an online course, there are some minimum requirements.
REMEMBER, these lists tell you what equipment and skills are generally needed for participating in an online course. You will need to check the course catalog and the course description for any additional requirements for individual courses, such as browser plugins or additional software.
:: If you need assistance with these skills, consider taking a computer basics course before beginning a distance learning program.
FIRST - Required Equipment and Access
A minimum computer system that will allow you to access all the tools in the course includes:
SECOND - Required Computer Skills
THIRD - you can use this link to check your browser plugins. Just open this page in the browser you will use and click the link below to verify what plugins you have and what common plugins may be missing from your machine. YOU DO NOT NEED ALL OF THESE PLUGINS. But you might want to write down what you have and don't have in case an instructor requires one or two for accessing multimedia.