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Technical Requirements for Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education

Min/Recommended Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

2 GB RAM

4 GB RAM

Dial-up Internet Connection (not required for MultiMedia courses)

Broadband Internet Connection (not required for MultiMedia courses)

Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS 10.12, Mac OS 10.13, Mac OS 10.14, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS

Windows 8 or newer

Firefox 57+, Edge 42+, Chrome 63+, Safari 12+

Firefox 57+

Text Editor

MS Word or Microsoft (Office) 365 (free)

Audio/Video Player

Audio/Video Player

Course-specific plug-ins

Course-specific plug-ins

Course-specific software

Course-specific software

Java JRE versions 7 and 8

Java JRE versions 7 and 8

Mouse, touchpad, or stylus

Mouse is recommended for best results with BioSig–ID

Webcam

Webcam



Some online courses may have additional requirements due to the technologies used in the course, such as a microphone, webcam, or additional software. Please check Eagle Self-Service to ensure you have everything you need for your course.


Although most mobile devices support the browser technology required for Blackboard, they may not support all technologies used in some online courses. Check the course requirements to be sure. You can also download the free Blackboard mobile app from your app store to make it easier to use Blackboard on your mobile device.


For a list of required technical skills and recommended attributes, see Skills Needed to Succeed.

Please see the Annual Security Bulletin for Online Safety Tips.

Internet Browsers


JavaScript is a requirement for taking CTC online courses in Blackboard. Internet browsers and mobile devices generally have JavaScript enabled by default, but allow you to disable JavaScript in the preferences. CTC online courses require that you have an internet browser/device with JavaScript enabled.

JavaScript logo (Source: StackExchange)

Is JavaScript enabled on your browser? Test Your Browser to find out. If JavaScript is disabled, check your browser/device preferences to enable it. Downloading the free Blackboard mobile app from your app store can also make it easier to use Blackboard on your mobile device.

Do you need to update your browser to use Blackboard?


Tour a sample CTC Blackboard course


  • Go to http://ctc.blackboard.com
  • Log in with Username: bbuser, Password: bbuser
  • Under My Courses, select Student Sample Course 2020
  • Navigate through the course and try out Blackboard features: view lessons, post to a discussion board, take an exam, etc.

Use these links to download and install the internet tools commonly used in CTC online courses:


Download Acrobat Reader
View Powerpoint Presentations
Download Real Player
Download QuickTime
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