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Materials & Systems Requirements

The online format requires that students have access to a computer with an internet browser and are proficient with using email, communicating online, utilizing automated help functions, learning new software programs and conducting online research, all in a self-paced, self-directed context.

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • High-speed connection is recommended. Speeds below 10 Mbps may cause slower loading times for video-heavy courses


  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended


  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 7 or higher
    • Mac OS 10.8 or higher
  • Web Browsers
    • Firefox or Chrome recommended
    • Edge/Internet Explorer & Safari may have limited functionality for some of our tech and media tools.
  • Peripherals for Video Related Activities
    • Webcam recommended
    • Headphones with built-in microphone recommended
    • Some courses may require additional hardware. Details on these will be included in those specific courses.
  • Software
    • All students receive a Thomas Edison State University email account that provides free access to G Suite for Education.
    • *Some course tools may require browser plugins or other free software to be installed. More information is provided in those courses.