Online. On campus. On your terms.

M.A.


COMMUNICATION

&


LEADERSHIP STUDIES

Technology Requirements

At Gonzaga University Online, we want your experience to be as effective as possible. We have outlined the technology requirements below to help you be successful in your education goals throughout the masters in Communication and Leadership Studies online program.

What are the PC and Mac Requirements for Gonzaga Online?

PC Requirements:

  • Windows XP SP3 or higher
  • CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM recommended
  • Minimum 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 60 GB free space or greater
  • Minimum display resolution of 1024×768
  • High speed broadband or DSL connection that is not through a cellular/satellite network with 2 Mbps minimum for Upload/Download
  • Internet Explorer 8 and up or Mozilla Firefox (excluding IE 10 at the moment)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer
  • Virus protection software recommended

Mac Requirements

  • Intel based Mac with OS 10.5 or higher
  • CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM recommended
  • Minimum 2 GB of RAM
  • 60 GB hard drive or greater
  • High speed broadband or DSL connection that is not through a cellular/satellite network with 2 Mbps minimum for Upload/Download
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Office 2011 or newer
  • Virus protection software recommended

Which browser should I use?

You will want to make sure that you are using a supported browser such as Internet Explorer above version 8 or the latest version of Firefox. The latest version of Firefox for Mac requires 10.7.x or 10.8.x

What platform does Gonzaga use for course delivery?

Courses in the online Sport and Athletic Administration program at Gonzaga Online use Blackboard for course delivery.

What is it: Blackboard helps faculty tie in online resources with the classroom experience. With Blackboard, students can receive announcements from professors, locate homework, and even discuss material with other students online.

How do I get access: For Gonzaga\’s Blackboard site go to http://learn.gonzaga.edu.

How do I get Training: Please visit our Blackboard 9 Resource page for printed and video tutorials as well as in-house training. Atomic Learning has over 3 1.2 hours of short video Blackboard tutorials available.

Who do I contact if I have problems: For support call the Help Desk at x5550/(509) 313-5550 or email Helpdesk@gonzaga.edu.

Can I access Blackboard on my smart phone or tablet?

Yes, in most cases. Blackboard has an app (Blackboard Mobile Learn) you can download this app on most smart phones and tablets. Click here to visit the Blackboard Mobile Learn site to download. However, we recommend that the majority of the course work be completed on a PC or Mac computer.

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