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ONLINE SUCCESS

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled in online courses with the University of Houston should be aware of the following technology requirements to ensure a successful online learning experience. To enroll and participate in online classes, students must use a desktop computer or laptop (PC or Mac) with internet access. Check the requirements below to ensure that your computer is appropriately equipped.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Contact University Information Technology (UIT) at 713-743-1411 for technology support services, including suggested specifications for purchasing new computers. Technology discounts for students are also available via CougarByte. Need financial assistance with a technology purchase? Students who need additional assistance for education-related expenses, especially with technology purchases, are encouraged to call a financial aid representative at 713-743-1010, option 5, to discuss additional assistance options.

TECHNOLOGY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Internet connection Use fast.com to check your internet speed. Cable Internet or DSL recommended Internet Download Speed: 1.5 Mbps Internet Upload Speed: 1 Mbps
Windows Operating System minimum requirements Windows 7 2 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor that is SSE2 capable 1 GB of RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Windows Operating System browser requirements Download the most recent version of Google Chrome or Firefox (free downloads) or use Microsoft Edge. Blackboard no longer supports Internet Explorer
Mac Operating System Mac OS X 10.10 Intel Core™ Duo 2GHz or faster processor 2 GB of RAM
Mac browser requirements Download the most recent version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (free downloads).
Microphone and Webcam (for online virtual proctored exams and/or synchronous class meetings). Visit the office of Online & Special Programs for proctored exam information. Microphone: any microphone, either internal or external Webcam: 320 x 240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external
Additional recommended software. Visit University Information Technology for information and resources on available downloads. Additional software downloads for UH Students
Course requirements vary and you may need additional software or hardware. Please review the class syllabus and contact your instructor for additional information. Please review the class syllabus and contact your instructor for additional information. Class syllabus can be accessed via your myUH account.