Faculty: View the SHSU Online Instructional Continuity Guide, a step-by-step guide designed to minimize disruption to campus-based courses.

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System Requirements

A Quick Note:
Chromebooks/Tablets/Smart-Phones are not compatible with all academic software.

The SHSU Online Support Desk provides support for faculty and students using our learning management system (Blackboard). We also provide technical expertise by telephone, e-mail, chat and remote utilities for the quick resolution of all student and faculty issues.


Desktop/Laptop System Requirements

PC & Mac system requirements updated 04/15/2020

PC Users

Mac Users

Operating System

Windows 10

MAC 10.14 - 10.15

Available Hard Drive Space

15GB

15GB

Memory

8GB RAM

8GB RAM

Processor

Minimum of Intel i5/AMD Ryzen 5

Minimum of Intel i5/AMD Ryzen 5

Hardware

Microphone, Keyboard, Mouse, Web Camera, Speakers/Headset

Microphone, Keyboard, Mouse, Web Camera, Speakers/Headset

Web Browser*

MS Edge (latest version)

Chrome (latest version)

Firefox (latest version)

Safari (Latest Version)

Chrome (latest version)

Firefox (latest version)

Internet Speed**

Upload: 1 Mbps ↑

Download: 5 Mbps ↓

Upload: 1 Mbps ↑

Download: 5 Mbps ↓

Web Camera

We suggest students use the embedded web camera in their laptop or any standard web cam purchased and manufactured within the last 5 years.

Mobile Requirements

Mobile system requirements

Android

iOS

Browser

Google Chrome

Safari

Apps

Blackboard

Blackboard Instructor

Blackboard

Blackboard Instructor