Remote Learning Technical Requirements 

The following technical specifications are for students learning in a blended or fully remote delivery due to COVID-19. The specifications below include a few options for students depending on their computing needs. 

If you have any questions about the technical requirements for your program, please contact your School or program coordinator.

 

Apple MacBook
Feature Requirements
Processor 64-bit Multicore Intel (Intel i5 or Intel i7)
Operating system macOS v10.13 or later
RAM 16 GB or more
GPU Discrete graphics card (AMD/Nvidia), 2 GB of GPU VRAM or more, NOT integrated Intel graphics
Storage
  • SSD hard drive recommended;
  • External hard drive or cloud storage for media/file backups.
Monitor resolution 1920 x 1080 or greater
Network connection
  • Wireless (802.11a/b/g/n compliant);
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps with standard RJ45 jack.

 

PC Build 1: General purpose
Feature Requirements
Processor

64-bit Multicore Intel® w/ Intel-VT or 64-bit Multicore AMD with AMD-V support

Operating system Windows 10 Pro or Education
RAM 8 GB minimum
Storage
  • SSD hard drive recommended;
  • External hard drive or cloud storage for media/file backups.
Monitor resolution 1920 x 1080 or greater
Network connection
  • Wireless (802.11a/b/g/n compliant) - [if laptop selected];
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps with standard RJ45 jack.

 

PC Build 2: Performance ​
Feature Requirements
Processor

64-bit Multicore Intel® w/ Intel-VT or 64-bit Multicore AMD with AMD-V support (Intel i5 or i7, i7 recommended or AMD equivalent)

Operating system Windows 10 Pro or Education
RAM 16 GB of RAM or more
GPU Discrete AMD or Nvidia with 4GB GPU Vram or more. Must support full OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.2 technologies. NOT integrated Intel graphics
Storage
  • 500 GB hard drive, SSD hard drive recommended;
  • External hard drive or cloud storage for media/file backups.
Monitor resolution 1920 x 1080 or greater

 

PC Build 3: High performance
Feature Requirements
Processor

64-bit Multicore Intel® w/ Intel-VT or 64-bit Multicore AMD with AMD-V support (Intel i7 or AMD equivalent)

Operating system Windows 10 Pro or Education
RAM 16 GB of RAM or more
GPU Discrete AMD or Nvidia card with 6GB vram or more. Must support full OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.2 Technologies. NOT integrated Intel graphics
Storage
  • 1 TB SSD hard drive or more;
  • External hard drive or cloud storage for media/file backups.

 

Students must have regular access to the internet. High-speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience. 

Peripherals

Please note, a webcam and microphone are encouraged and may be necessary for some course participation and/or assessments.

Software

Students requiring software can obtain Windows and Microsoft Office for free. Additional software that may be required for your program can be found at the Azure Dev Tools site

 

For technical support, please contact I.T. Support Services