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Technology Requirements

Internet Requirements:
FSU’s Blackboard Learning System is best utilized when accessed via a 256 Kbps Internet connection or higher. DSL or Cable Internet is recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
Students must have reliable access to a computer with Internet access. The computer system the student uses must fulfill the following minimum hardware requirements:

  1. 512 MB of RAM (1024 MB Recommended) 1 GB of free disk space
  2. 10/100 Ethernet card
  3. 8-bit (16-bit recommended) sound card and speakers
  4. 8X CD-Rom Drive (24X recommended) 800 x 600 16-bit color display; graphics card

Software Requirements:

  Operating System:

  • Windows 2000, XP, or Vista
  • Mac 10.3, Mac 10.4 or 10.5
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or later
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader


    PC Users
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later OR
  • Firefox 2.0 or later OR
  • Netscape Navigator 7.2
    Mac Users
  • Firefox 2.0 or later OR
  • Safari 2 OR
  • Netscape Navigator 7.2


FSU Contact: Dr. Natalia Buta