After Reading This Page, Do the Following:
- Ensure you have the appropriate technology. (10 minutes)
- Review the required technical skills to see if you are ready. (5 minutes)
At Dallas College, whether you are an on-campus or online student, you need to use current technology to complete your class work. If you don’t own a computer, computer access is available at a Dallas College campus or public library. Each campus has available computer labs and Wi-Fi.
For classes at Dallas College, you will need access to the following technology.
Device that can access the internet
- A Windows desktop or laptop computer running the operating system, Windows 10 or later
- An Apple desktop or laptop computer running the operating system, OS X 10.8 or later
A Chromebook, Linux computer, tablet, or smartphone may be used for some class activities, such as meeting online or watching a video, but will not work for other activities, such as taking a test. If you plan to use one of these devices to participate in your online class work, please make sure you also have alternate access to a desktop or laptop computer if you are unable to complete an activity without one.
Internet access is essential because you might need to go online regularly to view class content, contact your instructor, complete online activities (if assigned), and check your grades. Many of the instructors in on-campus classes require assignments and class work be completed in eCampus.
eCampus uses a web browser to access learning materials and activities. Suitable browsers are listed below. Ensure you have the most recent version of the browser:
See a list of eCampus supported browsers.
Microphone and speakers/headphones
You may need to listen to audio/video content and/or talk in online discussions. Many devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets have a microphone and speakers built in. (Some devices also have built-in cameras as well.) You may also choose to use a headset that provides headphones (for listening) and a microphone (for speaking).
Dallas College Student Email
Use your Dallas College student email via Microsoft Outlook to communicate with other students, instructors, staff, or anyone with an email address. It's free for students. Once you're registered for classes, you can log in
with your Dallas College
password and start using your Dallas College student email right away.
Access your Dallas College student email from these places:
Make sure your email information is up to date in eConnect and check your email daily for notifications from your instructor or Dallas College.
Word processing program that can save files as .doc or .docx
Required Technical Skills
You will need the following basic technical skills for most classes:
Where Do I Get Help?
Student Technical Support
Have questions or concerns about your technology? The technical support staff is available 24/7 to assist you. Just choose your method of contact:
Tutoring, Libraries and Learner Support
View the Learning Support page for more information about the Dallas College libraries, tutoring services, and other learning resources available to you.