Minimum System Requirements
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Minimum System Requirements

Computer Requirements

We prefer that you do not solely rely on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to complete course work. To be safe, you should avoid using mobile devices for high-stakes course activities like test and papers even though D2L is available through mobile browsers. We recommend you use a computer with Windows 7 (or newer) or Mac OS 10.8 (or newer). Also, some courses may require you to download special software that only works on a computer. Keep in mind, public computers like those in a library often restrict downloading so have a back-up computer location in mind.

Some courses may require the use of a webcam, speakers, or microphone. Contact your instructor and/or refer to your course syllabus for course specific technology requirements.

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Web Browsers

Online course content is delivered through the D2L learning management system which is accessible through any web browser; however, Distance Education recommends the most up-to-date versions of Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please use the D2L System Check (opens new window) to ensure that your web browser is properly configured.

Free Microsoft Office 365

You will need software for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations like Microsoft Office for course assignments. Currently enrolled APSU students receive access to Microsoft Office 365 for free and can install it on up to 5 compatible PCs or Macs. Additional information is available through the GOVSTECH website (opens new window). Contact GOVSTECH at with questions.

Online Proctoring

If your course requires online proctoring, your computer will need to have a webcam and microphone either built-in or connected. It is recommended you use an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet instead of Wi-Fi. Additionally, your computer set up will need to pass the online proctoring software requirements. You will be guided through this process when accessing the online proctoring software. Additional information is available through the Distance Education website (opens new window) and you can contact them at for at for assistance.

Supported Network Devices

You will most likely bring devices to campus that will require an internet connection. Any connecting device must meet specific security standards in order to use the campus network. To make it easy, GOVSTECH has put together a list of devices that are not compatible with the network or would require a wired connection. For example, the Roku streaming stick and Google Chromecast will not work on the network but Roku players and Smart TVs will work with a wired connection (an Ethernet cable connecting the device to the wall outlet). Please check the Supported Devices list (opens new window) from GOVSTECH before purchasing devices and contact them at with questions.

Office of Disability Services

If you have a documented disability that may have some impact on your work in your classes and for which you may require reasonable accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services so that reasonable accommodations may be arranged.

The Office of Disability Services
Morgan University Center, Room 114
P.O. Box 4578
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-6230
TTY: (931) 221-6278

Office of Disability Services Website (opens new window)





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