Technical Requirements for Online Graduate Programs

Online Graduate Programs at UNE

If you should have any questions on our online graduate programs or even just technical requirements listed on this page, please get in touch. We will be happy to walk you through any details.  

WindowsMacLinux

Windows Computer Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • Windows XP or higher required
  • 2 GB of RAM required (higher is recommended)
  • 4 GB free hard drive space
  • Internet service provider (ISP); broadband connection strongly recommended
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher (to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or LibreOffice (free, and available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
  • Windows: Firefox (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version). Internet Explorer has known functionality issues with Blackboard. Other browsers may allow classroom access, but not all functions are guaranteed to operate correctly
  • Malware Protection Software is required

Mac Computer Requirements

  • Mac OS X-compatible processor or higher
  • Mac OS X Version 10.5 or later (10.9 “Mavericks” is a free update and is recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM required (higher is recommended)
  • 4 GB free hard drive space
  • Internet service provider (ISP); broadband connection strongly recommended
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 or higher (to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Apple iWork, or LibreOffice (free, and available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
  • Safari 7, Google Chrome, or Firefox (latest version) are recommended for most courses. Other browsers may allow classroom access, but not all functions are guaranteed to operate correctly
  • Malware Protection Software is strongly suggested

Linux Computer Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • Any Linux distribution that will allow the Firefox browser and LibreOffice productivity suite
  • 2 GB of RAM required (higher is recommended)
  • 4 GB free hard drive space
  • Internet service provider (ISP); broadband connection strongly recommended
  • LibreOffice (current version)
  • Firefox (latest version) is recommended. Google’s Chromium browser on Linux has known functionality issues with Blackboard. Other browsers may allow classroom access, but not all functions are guaranteed to operate correctly
  • Malware Protection Software is suggested

Then, to complete the activities in this course and to access course content, please verify that you have the following technologies and plug-ins available:

  • Browser Plug-ins – Windows Media Player (or Flip4Mac if you use a Mac), QuickTime, Flash, Shockwave, Adobe Reader, and Java
  • Audio Speakers or Headset – To listen to the media in this course. Headsets might provide better sound quality if you notice difficulty listening to media with speakers
  • Webcam or built-in camera with microphone
  • Microsoft Word, Pages, or LibreOffice. When submitting written assignments as files, those files should be saved and submitted in .docx format
  • Email – To contact your faculty

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Verify that your Internet browser’s pop-up blocker is disabled for the http://elearn.une.edu domain. This is imperative since many of the materials delivered in this course appear in a pop-up window. If you have a pop-up blocker enabled, you will not be able to see important course items.

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