LSU Online: Technical Requirements

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Technical Requirements 

This page should include a list of supported browsers (i.e., Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 46), software (i.e., Adobe Flash, Java), and other technical requirements that students will need in order to enjoy the full functionality of the course. The list should include links for students to download the latest, compatible browsers and software. Having this information will help you meet QM 6.4: Students can readily access the technologies required in the course.


Moodle runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, & Android or any other device with a modern web browser.

Hardware Requirements

  • Computer, Laptop, or Mobile Device
  • Webcam

Compatible Browsers

Other Browser Requirements

Skill Requirements

An Internet connection is necessary to participate in discussions and assignments, access readings, transfer course work, and receive feedback from your instructional associate and/or professor. For web-based courses, students should have a basic working knowledge of computers and Internet use as well as access to a computer with a broadband (DSL, cable, satellite) Internet connection. Other requirements for each course are listed in the university catalog.

At a minimum, you must have Microsoft Office 2003, XP, 2007 or OpenOffice. Microsoft Office is the standard office productivity software utilized by faculty, students, and staff. Microsoft Word is the standard word processing software, Microsoft Excel is the standard spreadsheet software, and Microsoft PowerPoint is the standard presentation software. Copying and pasting, along with attaching/uploading documents for assignment submission, will also be required.

Reminder for Section 508: ADA Compliance/Quality Matters Standard 8: Accessibility

  • Videos with audio should be captioned.
  • Audio files need to have text transcripts.
  • Images should include alternative text or descriptions.
  • Hyperlink text should be self-describing.
  • Color should not be used to convey meaning.
  • Tables should include row and column headers.

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