Technical Requirements

Online Course Management Software

The University of Memphis utilizes an online course management system called Desire 2 Learn (D2L). We also refer to is as eCourseware or eLearn. UofM Online courses can be accessed at http://elearn.memphis.edu; TN eCampus online courses are available at https://gotoclass.tnecampus.org. Please note that you will have a different username and login for UofM Online and TN eCampus.

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Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The following is a list of the basic minimum requirements for online courses. Some courses will have more advanced requirements. Information on advanced requirements may be found in each course syllabus.

PC users

  • Processor: Pentium III 500 MHz recommended
  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Ram: 256MB or higher recommended
  • Internet connection: DSL or Broadband
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox (latest version)
  • Audio: Sound card and speakers (to listen to audio embedded into PowerPoint or flash files)
  • Input Device: CD-ROM (CD/DVD recommended)

Mac users

  • Processor: G4 or G5.
  • Operating System: Mac OS X or higher.
  • Ram: 256MB or higher recommended.
  • Free disk space: minimum of 100MB recommended
  • Internet connection: DSL or Broadband
  • Browser: Firefox
  • Audio: Sound card and speakers (to listen to audio embedded into PowerPoint or flash files)
  • Input Device: CD-ROM (CD/DVD recommended)

General Software/Plug-in Recommendations

Instructors generally recommend that students use Microsoft Word for papers and assignments. This program offers the greatest common denominator in terms of sending documents across different platforms. Sometimes, specific courses will have specific recommendations about software. See your course syllabus for specifics about required software.

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