Recommended Technology for Students Taking Online Classes
For online or hybrid courses, you will need a device with internet access. A web browser will be used to access learning materials and activities.
Suitable devices are:
- A Windows desktop computer or laptop running Windows 10 or later operating system.
- A Macintosh desktop computer or laptop running OS X 10.8 or later operating system.
A Chromebook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer may not be suitable for some activities.
If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop device that uses the Windows or OS X operating system in case you are unable to carry out all activities on your device.
To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions we recommend both a microphone and speakers/headphones. Please note that devices with small screens may make it difficult to view the material in your classes and carry out some activities.
College is complicated. To help you stay on track, download the Navigate mobile app. It’s like having a personal advisor on call 24/7, from orientation through to graduation.
eCampus is the online learning environment used by all your classes.
Many instructors and college services are using Collaborate as a video conferencing tool to connect with students.
Respondus LockDown Browser
Your instructor might require that you take your online tests using a secured web browser called Respondus LockDown Browser. You might also be required to have a webcam and be monitored during the test.
Note: A computer is required to use the LockDown Browser. It does not work on mobile devices.
Microsoft Office is available at no cost to Dallas College students. Students have access to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Teams, email and more.
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