Recommended Technology Requirements for Online Courses

Devices that do not meet the minimum specifications listed below, may have difficulty accessing and/or interacting with UW-Parkside's learning management system, as well as other university services that are offered online.
Note: Some departments/courses may have additional technology requirements.


A high speed internet connection with a download speed of 4 Mbps or faster is strongly recommended. Use of satellite, cellular, or public access internet may result in poor performance.

Operating Systems
  • PC Users: Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac Users: Mavericks 10.9 or later
  • RAM: 4 GB (minimum), 8 GB ( preferred)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB (minimum)
Software Peripherals
  • Webcam
  • Headset with a microphone or earbuds with a microphone
  • Access to a printer and scanner
Windows ( at least two)
Mac ( at least two)

Due to the rate at which browsers and software are updated, it is always best to have an alternate browser available.

iOS (i.e. iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini) Android (i.e. LG, HTC, Pixel, Samsung, Sony, Moto, Nexus)

It is strongly recommended to have at least one alternate browser installed on your mobile device. Click to view a list of recommended mobile apps for online courses.

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