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TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS TAKING ONLINE, REMOTE AND BLENDED LEARNING COURSES (UofC)


What is it?

A list of technology requirements and software available to University of Calgary students.

Who is it for?

Instructors and students at the University of Calgary.

What can it do?

All students should ensure they have set up their University of Calgary IT account prior to starting their courses. The IT account gives students access to many important services, including UCalgary email, campus WiFi, D2L (Desire2Learn, Brightspace), and myUCalgary.

Technology requirements:
  • A computer with a supported operating system, as well as the latest security, and malware updates
  • A current and updated web browser; 
  • Webcam/camera (built-in or external)
  • Microphone and speaker (built-in or external), or headset with microphone
  • Current antivirus and/or firewall software enabled
  • Stable internet connection

Supported computer operating systems:
  • MacOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
  • Windows 10 (Home, Pro, or Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1

Recommended web browsers:
  • Windows: Edge 83+, Firefox 77+, Chrome 83+ macOS: Safari 11+, Firefox 77+, Chrome 83+

Processor:
  • Minimum: 2GHz
  • Recommended: Multiple core 2GHz or higher (Intel i3/i5/i7, or AMD equivalent)


RAM requirements:
  • Minimum: 3GB
  • Recommended: 4GB or higher

Software available to UCalgary Students:
  • University of Calgary students are able to download Microsoft 365 at no additional cost

Microsoft 365 includes: 
  • Email and calendar hosting
  • Anti-malware and anti-spam filtering
  • Licensing to download the latest version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices (including computers, smartphones and tablets)
  • Exchange Online Protection (EOP)
  • 1 TB of storage for files in OneDrive
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint Web Apps enabled through OneDrive


Is it University Approved?

This resource is provided by the University of Calgary.





University of Calgary. (2019). eLearn: Technology Requirements for Students Taking Online, Remote and Blended Courses. Retrieved
        from https://elearn.ucalgary.ca/technology-requirements-for-students (accessed 17 August 2020).