Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8 and Windows 10 or MAC OS X 10.8 (Mavericks)
Internet Access: High-speed internet connection, such as DSL or a cable modem. Your internet connection
is critical for viewing MediaSite videos and other supplemental videos in Blackboard.
Audio: A working sound card and speakers will be required.
Webcam & Microphone:Some web classes will require a microphone and webcam to complete assignments/projects
and interact with classmates.
Printer: When you login to your online course(s) you will find your syllabi, articles and
assignments. The majority of students find access to a printer imperative. While you
may feel comfortable accessing documents online, having a hard copy of the course
syllabus can prove useful. Also, having the ability to take notes and highlight main
points in assigned readings can help you when studying and/or completing research
Firefox is recommended for viewing all online courses in Blackboard. Other Internet
browsers include Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari. Download Firefox for free here.
Microsoft Office is required and available for free to WKU students. The latest version
is available through the WKU Software Center.
Your instructors may use MediaSite to record lectures for online delivery. Students
may also use MediaSite when virtual presentations are required. Please visit the MediaSite Support Center to test your audio and video connection. For the most up-to-date information for
recording a student presentation visit the Online Presentation Coaching Center.
Live Tech support is available extended hours through the WKU Helpdesk via email, chat and phone.