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Additional Requirements for Students Enrolling in Programs with Blended Modules or Courses

Students who are taking blended learning modules or courses must also:

  1. Complete the online New Blended Student Tutorial, which includes exercises for students to test accessibility and become familiar with navigation in all areas of blended modules or courses; and
  2. Confirm that the student’s equipment meets the specific computer requirements with acceptable hardware and software configuration and internet access, as follows:

 

System and Browser Requirements

Hardware/Software Recommended Minimum
Operating System Windows 10; Mac OS X 10.12 or higher Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.10
Third-party Electronic Publishers Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements. Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements.
Accessibility Technology (if needed) JAWS 16 or Higher (Windows). Visit the Microsoft website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost). Visit the Apple website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost) JAWS 16 or Higher (Windows). Visit the Microsoft website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost). Visit the Apple website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost)
Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release) Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within the Blackboard. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website. Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release) Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within the Blackboard. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website.
Microsoft Office All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email. All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email.
Flash Player Flash Player (latest stable version) Flash may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Flash for free from the Adobe website. Flash Player (latest stable version) Flash may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Flash for free from the Adobe website.
Java Java SE 8 or higher Java SE may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Java for free from the Oracle website. Java SE 8 or higher Java SE may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Java for free from the Oracle website.
Internet Browser Mozilla Firefox (latest stable release) Google Chrome (latest stable release) Internet Explorer 11.0 Safari 10.0 Internet Explorer 11.0 Safari 6.0
Internet Connection Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 1.5 Mbps or higher Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection
Additional Hardware Soundcard with Speakers and Microphone or headset Webcam Soundcard with Speakers and Microphone or headset Webcam
Free Hard Disk Space 20 GB or higher of free space 5 GB of free disk space
Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher 1024 x 768
Memory 4 GB of RAM or higher 4 GB of RAM
Processor 2 GHz or faster processor 1.2 GHz processor
Mobile Device Support Full mobile support for Blackboard course content varies by course and third-party publisher. Blackboard mobile apps are available for Android and iOS For current mobile browser support information, please visit Blackboard Help at help.blackboard.com Full mobile support for Blackboard course content varies by course and third-party publisher. Blackboard mobile apps are available for Android and iOS For current mobile browser support information, please visit Blackboard Help at help.blackboard.com
Hardware/Software: Operating System
Recommended Windows 10; Mac OS X 10.12 or higher
Minimum Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.10
Hardware/Software: Third-party Electronic Publishers
Recommended Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements.
Minimum Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements.
Hardware/Software: Accessibility Technology (if needed)
Recommended JAWS 16 or Higher (Windows). Visit the Microsoft website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost). Visit the Apple website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost)
Minimum JAWS 16 or Higher (Windows). Visit the Microsoft website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost). Visit the Apple website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost)
Hardware/Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Recommended Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release) Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within the Blackboard. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website.
Minimum Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release) Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within the Blackboard. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website.
Hardware/Software: Microsoft Office
Recommended All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email.
Minimum All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email.
Hardware/Software: Flash Player
Recommended Flash Player (latest stable version) Flash may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Flash for free from the Adobe website.
Minimum Flash Player (latest stable version) Flash may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Flash for free from the Adobe website.
Hardware/Software: Java
Recommended Java SE 8 or higher Java SE may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Java for free from the Oracle website.
Minimum Java SE 8 or higher Java SE may be required for course media within the Blackboard. You can download Java for free from the Oracle website.
Hardware/Software: Internet Browser
Recommended Mozilla Firefox (latest stable release) Google Chrome (latest stable release) Internet Explorer 11.0 Safari 10.0
Minimum Internet Explorer 11.0 Safari 6.0
Hardware/Software: Internet Connection
Recommended Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 1.5 Mbps or higher
Minimum Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection
Hardware/Software: Additional Hardware
Recommended Soundcard with Speakers and Microphone or headset Webcam
Minimum Soundcard with Speakers and Microphone or headset Webcam
Hardware/Software: Free Hard Disk Space
Recommended 20 GB or higher of free space
Minimum 5 GB of free disk space
Hardware/Software: Monitor Resolution
Recommended 1024 x 768 or higher
Minimum 1024 x 768
Hardware/Software: Memory
Recommended 4 GB of RAM or higher
Minimum 4 GB of RAM
Hardware/Software: Processor
Recommended 2 GHz or faster processor
Minimum 1.2 GHz processor
Hardware/Software: Mobile Device Support
Recommended Full mobile support for Blackboard course content varies by course and third-party publisher. Blackboard mobile apps are available for Android and iOS For current mobile browser support information, please visit Blackboard Help at help.blackboard.com
Minimum Full mobile support for Blackboard course content varies by course and third-party publisher. Blackboard mobile apps are available for Android and iOS For current mobile browser support information, please visit Blackboard Help at help.blackboard.com

 

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