Technical Requirements

1. Blackboard System Requirements (click here)

2. Minimum Technology Skills required to be successful when taking online courses at Concord University:

  • Access  the Internet using an Internet browser from an updated personal computer
  • Navigate the Internet easily
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Access email, read email, and send email
  • Send and retrieve attachments from email
  • Download, upload, and open files
  • Retrieve information from various online sources
  • Copy, cut, and paste
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Use a Word Processing program
  • Virus protection software is recommended

3. Required Technology for this Course

You will need:

  • Access to an updated personal computer
  • Access to the Internet with a strong connection
  • A browser which supports Blackboard Learning Management System
  • Microsoft Word or a similar program which is compatible for creating documents, PowerPoints, and/or spreadsheets

4. Course-Specific Technical Skills Needed

In order to successfully complete this course, the student must have the following technical skills:

  • Basic level of typing/keyboarding skills
  • Be able to access and navigate the Internet using an Internet browser
  • Be able to send and receive emails from a valid Concord email account
    • Open attachments
    • Send attachments
  • Be able to navigate Blackboard
    • Submit assignments
    • Post and respond to discussion topics
    • Access links
    • View announcements
    • Download materials
  • Be able to complete a wiki
  • Be able to print from a computer
  • Be able to create Word documents, PowerPoints, and brochures