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Technical Requirements for Online Learning

Below is a list of technical requirements and recommendations for successful online learning at UL Lafayette.   Your instructor may also have additional specific requirements for your course(s.) Make sure to verify additional technical requirements with your instructor.

  • Mozilla Firefox is strongly recommended for students taking online courses using Moodle, the university’s Learning Management System.  Check your browser using this free tool to make sure it's up to par.

  • Microsoft Office for completing assignments.This Microsoft Compatibility Pack works with files created by Office 2010 and the 2007 Office system.

  • Adobe Reader to open PDF files.

  • Current anti-virus software. Get it free!

  • Multimedia plug-ins, such as Flash Player, QuickTime, or Windows Media Player may be required to allow your browser to access online video or interactive features.

  • Browser-based software such as JavaScript and ActiveX controls will need to be "allowed" in your browser security settings to ensure some interactive software functions properly.

  • Some courses require virtual proctoring (testing) and there are webcam and microphone requirements for that online service.