To be able to access course information, you need proper equipment, computer systems, and technical specifications.
Computer with Internet Capability: Students are expected to supply their own personal computer with high speed Internet capability to access the course work. In some instances, a school may provide access to a computer to use at the school, either during or after regular school hours. Students should speak to their School Site Facilitator for more information regarding availability and accessibility.
Headsets: Students will need to have access to a computer that allows the use of headsets (microphone and headphones) or a computer with these built-in capacities (as most laptops have). There are many inexpensive devices available wherever computers are sold and stores such as Radio Shack, WalMart, or Costco. The $5 to $20 devices are certainly adequate.
Software Requirements: To ensure that your computer is properly configured to run Blackboard, please be sure to run the Browser Check. In general, Blackboard runs best in the latest version of Chrome or Firefox.