Student Requirements for Online Coursework

Technology Requirements for Students

  • Personal computer access
  • Internet access
  • Up-to-date software:
    • Microsoft Word or the ability to convert other text files into a PDF
    • Adobe Reader
    • QuickTime/Windows Media Player
    • Course specific software (as noted in the syllabus)

Required Student Skills

  • Proficiency with email and regular monitoring of the Newman email account and course management software, such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Open Courseware (Newman Blackboard). If a student prefers another email address, they must manually change the email setting in their student profile.
  • Basic internet proficiency and the ability to download and upload materials using the course management software.
  • Ability to participate in threaded discussion boards or forums.