Technical Requirements

FIU ODE courses are hosted on Blackboard’s learning management system. It is the student’s responsibility to have access to a computer that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements needed to participate, before the end of the add/drop period. Each instructor and course may define additional requirements or software.

Video Streaming Requirements:

  • Blackboard and ODE lecture videos: Requirements Check (must pass all checks)
  • A high-speed internet connection (8+ Mbps or faster – Speedtest)
  • Firefox is the recommended browser
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile devices: viewing requires an HTML5/Javascript enabled browser.

*Note: Some ISP’s block access to streaming due to firewalls set by network administrators. Check port access.

General System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista/7 or Macintosh OS X 10.5 (or higher)
  • 1GB of RAM recommended
  • 6GB or more hard drive (1GB of free disc space recommended)
  • FIU Student Email Access: PantherMail
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Anti-virus software (McAfee or Norton)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Reader

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