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Technology Requirements

In order to participate in a fully online, blended, or web-enhanced course at FSU, students must have a reliable computer and high speed internet access. Many courses will also require a headset (with microphone capabilities) and a webcam. Your instructor will specify any hardware and software requirements not listed below. All students are automatically given a student ID and a network account, with a unique username, when they are first enrolled at FSU. Your FSU username and ID will be e-mailed to the home e-mail address you provided when you applied to FSU. Additionally, you can use the Find My Username utility. New students can activate their account, set their password, and get more information here.

Operating System:

  • For PC:  Windows Operating System, XP or later
  • For Mac:  Mac Operating System 10.6 Snow Leopard or later

Other Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - FREE download
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or later for Windows; 2011 or later for Macs - Available for FREE through your FSU Email Account
  • Any current web browser (i.e. Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) with Javascript and cookies enabled. Please note some FSU Systems (PAWS, Email, Bb Learn, Bb Collaborate) may require a specific browser.

To perform a compatibility check on your computer, please click here.