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REQUIREMENTS

Technology Requirements

At Gonzaga University 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 online.

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
  • 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?

Gonzaga  uses 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 contact a Student Services Coordinator at (509) 313-3573 or email guonlinestudentservices@gonzaga.edu . A Student Services Coordinator is available seven days a week to assist you.

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.

Did not find what you are looking for in regards to technology?

Contact Student Services

Available: 7 days a week
M-F 6am-8pm PST
Sat-Sun 7am-4pm PST
Local: (509) 313-3573
Toll free: 866-380-5323
Fax: (509) 313-6232
guonlinestudentservices@gonzaga.edu
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