Taking an online or blended class involves some technical requirements for the user and the technology.
Hardware & Software
Users who interact with BSU Online must have access to a computer with a stable Internet connection. Other minimum specifications include:
Software requirements include:
The University supports Microsoft Word only for documents. If you do not have Word, you can purchase a copy of Microsoft Office at significantly reduced rates through the licensing agreement with eAcademy. NOTE: If you use Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, you must save your documents as *.DOC rather than the default *.DOCX. If you use another word processing program, you must save your documents as Rich Text Format (*.RTF).
NOTE: AOL's internal browser is not reliable for using BSU Online.
Computers that access BSU Online should have the following plugins installed:
The University provides Internet access through its dorms, labs and offices. When off campus, users must provide their own internet access. Ideally, this access would enable broadband connectivity such as DSL, cable modem or FiOS.
User Technical Requirements
To successfully manager this course, you should have some basic computer skills. For example, you should be able to: