Technology Requirements

Training and Orientation

All online students must complete a one-week online orientation course before enrolling in courses. During this orientation, students will learn how to use the various online systems.

Technology Requirements

Online Learning students must provide and maintain the following:

    A personal computer, either PC or Macintosh, three years old or less. Mobile technologies are also supported.
    A DVD/CD player (some courses use videotaped lectures or audio recordings)
    An internet connection, preferably broadband
    The most recent version of Mozilla Firefox, Safari (Mac), or Google Chrome.

Strongly Recommended

    A printer, in order to print out notes and papers.
    A word processor such as Microsoft Word or Open Office installed on your computer.


All students receive a email account. This is the primary means for official communication between faculty, staff and students. Students are required to regularly check their email accounts. Students may use the GoogleApps web-based interface to check and compose email, or they may have all email forwarded to a private email account.

Populi LMS (Learning Management System)

All courses are conducted using Populi, a student information system and learning management system combined together as one complete system.