Technical Requirements

FIU distance education courses are hosted on Blackboard. 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, software apps (eLabs), or engineering software.

Video Streaming Requirements:

*Note: Some ISP’s block access to streaming due to firewalls set by network administrators. Check port access. If you have trouble watching the video, try disabling accelerators such as Google Web Accelerator.

General System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or Macintosh OS X 10.5.7 (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 (headphones recommended)
  • Anti-virus software (McAfee or Norton)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Reader
  • JavaScript

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