LSU Online: Technical Requirements


Overview

This page lists requirements and suggestions for LSU Online students to enjoy full functionality of their courses. If students have questions about specific requirements for a course, they should consult the university catalog or the course instructor. If you have questions about any item not listed below, contact servicedesk@lsu.edu. In addition to the list below, check the technical requirements for ProctorU at ProctorU’s Equipment Requirements and Help page.

 

Desktop or laptop computer - suggested minimums:

  • 250 GB hard drive or higher.
  • 4 GB RAM or higher.
  • 2.4 GHz processor or faster.
  • Windows 10 or current MAC OS X.
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor or better
  • Anti-virus program (updated regularly)
  • Microsoft Office (latest version) or alternative if it is compatible with Microsoft Office
  • Acrobat Reader

Note on Chromebooks and other tablets: Although many students use Chromebooks to complete course work, the use of this device for taking a Moodle course is not recommended. Chromebooks and tablet devices are not compatible with ProctorU software.

Note about mobile devices: Although Moodle and other software are considered compatible with any smart device, some course components may not be compatible with a specific device. Submitting graded work to Moodle via a mobile device is not recommended.

Internet Connection: A reliable internet connection, high speed broadband recommended. No extensions or waivers will be granted for problems with an internet service provider (ISP).

 

Web Browser (always update regularly)

  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox

 

Other devices and equipment

  • Many courses may require:
  • A webcam
  • Working microphone and speakers
  • A headset or earbuds with microphone may be a better option

 

Some courses may require the following:

  • Adobe Flash (latest version)
  • Multimedia software (audio or video production or manipulation)
  • Javascript enabled
  • Industry-specific software as per the course syllabus 
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