Students need particular hardware and software to successfully participate in our online programs. The sections below list minimum computer hardware, software, and computer skills. Please note that these are minimum requirements, and that our online courses will work more effectively with higher capabilities.
|Operating System||Windows 7/Windows 8; Mac OS X 10.9 or higher|
|Processor||Industry standard processor (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or higher, AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Turion 64 X2, etc.)|
|Memory||32-bit systems: 2 GB minimum, 3 GB recommended
64-bit systems: 3 GB minimum, 4 GB or more recommended
NOTE: 32 bit systems cannot use all of 4 GB of memory, so unless you have a 64-bit machine, getting the extra GB will not give you the performance boost you are looking for.
|Hard Drive Space||300 GB minimum, 500 GB or more recommended|
|Browser||D2L Services recommends Firefox for use in the Brightspace by D2L Learning Management System|
|Plug-ins||Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player|
|Additional Software||Microsoft Office 2010 or higher. Microsoft Office 365 is available for free for all WCU students.|
|Internet Connection||Broadband connection required|
|Printer||Access to graphics-capable printer|
|Required. USB headphones with an attached microphone are also recommended.|
|Webcam||Maybe required by certain courses|
Additional technical requirements and information are available from: