Online Technology Requirements

Column 1

Minimum Technology Recommendations

When taking an online course your computer and internet access are the gateway to your “online classroom.” It is essential that you have reliable access and that your computer technology is set up correctly. Take the time before your course begins to prepare. In the long run, this will save you time, prevent frustrations, and help you to avoid a poor grade for a late assignment. 

Column 2

Browser Requirements and System Check

In order to access the content in your online course, make sure your computer and related components are set up correctly. Your computer should have the following:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.13 or higher
  • Browser: most recent version of Chrome. Allow pop-up windows and cookies from all HCC websites. Enable JavaScript and install Java Runtime Environment.
  • Windows 10 and Office 365 or Office 2016. Microsoft Office productivity applications are free for HCC students. This includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and more.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, Flash Player.
  • All related components installed (e.g., microphone, webcam or headset)
Column 3

College Resources

All HCC students have access to the college’s network and electronic resources. 

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