Technical requirements for taking online courses
Hardware and software required for taking online or hybrid courses.
As online courses will be conducted 100%, and hybrid courses over 30% online, you will need these hardware and software applications:
- a computer.
- a broadband internet connection.
- a web browser such as FireFox, Chrome in the latest version. You can download them for free: FireFox, Chrome.
- a CUNYfirst/Blackboard account. You can activate your CUNYfirst account if you haven't done so.
- a York College email which is part of the Office 365.
- a word processing software such as MS-Word. As a CUNY student, you can download Word, Powerpoint, Excel from Office 365 for free. You can also use LibreOffice which includes a word processing application for free. The files created by LibreOffice can be saved in a Word format.
- other hardware or software required by your course instructor such as a headset, a spreadsheet application (e.g. MS-Excel). See your course syllabus for detailed technical requirements for your course.