LSU Online: Technical Requirements


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 In addition to the list below, check the technical requirements for ProctorU at ProctorU’s Equipment Requirements and Help page.


Computer and Internet Connection


  • Desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device (please note that although Moodle and some software are compatible with any smart device, some course components may not be compatible with a specific device).
  • A reliable internet connection, high speed broadband recommended. No extensions or waivers will be granted for problems with an internet service provider (ISP).


*A 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.


Other Devices and Equipment

Some courses may require:

  • A webcam
  • A headset with microphone
  • Working speakers


Compatible Software

Operating System:

  • Windows (recommended Windows 8 or above)
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Mobile: iOS, Android


Web Browser (latest version):

  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox


Some courses may require the following to complete work outside of Moodle:

  • Adobe Flash (latest version)
  • Javascript enabled
  • Microsoft Office (latest version)
  • Other word processing or slideshow programs
  • Multimedia software (audio or video production or manipulation)
  • Industry-specific software


Reminder for Section 508: ADA Compliance

The following are required to meet accessibility standards:

  • Videos with audio should be captioned.
  • Audio files need text transcripts.
  • Images should include alternative text or descriptions.
  • Hyperlink text should be self-describing.
  • Color and bolding should not be used to convey meaning.
  • Tables should include row and column headers and captions.
  • Documents and files should be created using formatting tools native to the program.


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