What are the basic computer requirements for students?

The following basic requirements are recommended for UND courses.

  • Active UND email account  UND students are required to use their official UND student email.
  • Operating System
    • Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Macintosh 10.6 or higher

Note: All software/systems may not be compatible with each operating system.

Internet Connection

  • Wireless and satellite connections should not be used when taking exams or quizzes on Blackboard.
  • Wireless and satellite connections do not work with online live class sessions. If your class meets synchronously (live) using Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  For best results, please connect directly to the modem/router before participating in a live class. Wireless connections are not recommended.
  • A minimum of DSL/Cable (512kbps) is recommended. Check your Internet connection.
  • UND Network Information

Additional Software

Some courses/programs may require the following free software:

Program Specific Requirements

Courses where online live class sessions or remote proctoring are used may have additional equipment requirements:

  • USB/Firewire web camera
  • USB headset with microphone  Volume control is recommended. Webcam mics are not recommended.

Check with your instructor to see if a webcam is required for the course.

Distance Engineering Degree Program (DEDP)

  • Printer/Scanner - A printer and scanner will be used for printing/scanning homework assignments.
  • Touchscreen laptop - A touchscreen laptop or digital writing tablet with stylus (Wacom or Huion) may be needed to take exams with ProctorU.  Check with your course instructor to find out if this is required for your course.

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