Technology Requirements

System Requirements
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Headphones, Speakers, and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
Supported Operating Systems
  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with SP1 or later
  • Windows XP with SP3 or later
  • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
  • CentOS 6.4 or higher
  • Fedora 21 or higher
  • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
  • ArchLinux (64-bit only)
Supported Tablet and Mobile Devices

  • Surface PRO 2 running Win 8.1
  • Surface PRO 3 running Win 10
  • iOS and Android devices
  • Blackberry devices
Supported Browsers

  • Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+
  • Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome
  • Linux: Firefox, Chrome
Processor and RAM Requirements

Minimum Recommended
Processor Single Core 1Ghz or Higher Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
RAM N/A 4Gb
Note: Linux requires a processor or graphics card that can support OpenGL 2.0 or higher

High DPI Support
High DPI displays are supported in Zoom version 3.5 or higher

Bandwidth Requirements

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi or Wired environments.

Recommended bandwidth for Meetings and Webinar Panelists:

For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (up/down) for high quality video and 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for HD video
For group video calling: 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down) for high quality video. For gallery view: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down).
For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps
For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps
For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps

Recommended bandwidth for Webinar Attendees:

For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (down) for high quality video and 1.2 Mbps (down) for HD video
For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps (down)
For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps (down)
For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps (down)

HD Camera Suggestions

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USB Speakerphone and Microphone
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Other Peripherals
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International Students
Students may travel to or reside in an international (non-U.S.) location while taking an online course. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure they have a reliable internet connection and are not restricted in accessing online course sites, including Blackboard and Zoom, and any third-party resources the instructor may link to (i.e. YouTube, U.S. Government websites, etc.).