Basic Technology Requirements
Taking online and hybrid courses at Villa Maria College requires you to have access to appropriate and reliable technology to access course materials. It is strongly recommended that you have access to a personal computer or laptop when you register for an online or hybrid course. Students may use computers in the open computer labs on campus, the Student Success Center (SSC) or library but that access may be limited since computer availability is on a first-come basis during normal operating hours.
You will need to have access to the following software/hardware:
- Computer (Mobile devices are not recommended as some applications may not be available or accessible with all mobile devices.)
- Working microphone and webcam (can be combined or included with computer hardware such as in a laptop)
- Speakers or headphones
- High-Speed Internet Connection
Technology requirements for individual courses may vary and your course may require more hardware or software. See the course syllabus or contact the instructor for additional technology requirements.
Note that in addition to these technology requirements, online students must also possess certain technical skills to be successful in an online class.