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If you are planning to access TWU's online courses and resources, the following minimum computer configurations are recommended:

System 

PC*
Mac*
  • Pentium processor or better
  • Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 or 8
  • 1.5 GHz CPU or greater with minimum of 1GB RAM 
  • Network adapter: LAN [Ethernet] or wireless [WiFi]
  • DSL or cable broadband Internet [Dial up is not compatible.]
  • Sound capability [sound card and speakers]
  • Power PC processor or better
  • Mac OSX 10.5+
  • 1.5 GHz CPU or greater with minimum of 1GB RAM
  • Network adapter: LAN [Ethernet] or wireless [WiFi]
  • DSL or cable broadband Internet [Dial up is not compatible.]
  • Sound capability [speakers]

*Note: Some courses may have additional and/or alternate computer requirements. Please check with the academic department.

Internet

  • Access to the Internet via an Internet Service Provider of your choice
  • Compatible Web Browser [PC: Internet Explorer 8 or 9, Firefox [ESR], or Chrome; MAC: Safari 5.0+, Firefox 3.5+, or Chrome].  For more information, please consult the Blackboard’s Browser Support website
  • Ability to log into your Pioneer Portal account for all student email correspondence [Note: You may also set your Portal email account to forward to an email account of choice such as Hotmail, Yahoo mail, etc.]

Software

Since Blackboard is web-based, there is no need to download any special software on your computer to access the system. However, you will need the following:

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