Technology Requirements for Online Learning Programs

  • A computer: desktop or laptop*
  • A high-speed Internet connection
  • A Webcam, if one is not already integrated into your computer
  • Headset/headphones with microphone to allow you to communicate during your online class. If your computer has a microphone, earbuds may be used instead
  • Ability to connect external devices as needed including where necessary: webcam, headset, and external storage devices
  • A web browser, such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari

If you have any questions on these requirements or would like to schedule a test call with one of our team members, please email execed@mcmaster.ca

* The ideal computer configuration is a PC running Windows 7 or later with an Intel i5 or i7 processor and at least 4GB of RAM. Limited support is available for systems running Mac OS and we do not recommend using tablets of any kind. If your laptop is company-issued and security controls prevent the installation of course-required software, we recommend contacting your IT team for support.

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