Technology Requirements

In order to fully participate in Duke Summer Session Online, you will need:

  • access to an email account for essential communications for your course.
  • speakers or headphones to hear instructors during live meetings, and a microphone to participate—a webcam is required. 

Minimum requirements

These technical requirements apply to all Duke Summer Session Online courses for high school students. 

Hardware

  • Computer running one of the following operating systems:
    • Window 7 or newer
    • Mac OSX 10.10 or newer
    • Access only to a mobile device will not be suitable for fully participating in Duke Summer Session Online. 
  • 1 GB RAM available
  • 2 GHz or faster processor

Internet

  • Consistently reliable internet with at least 2k kbps available bandwidth
  • Chrome browser, latest two versions, with cookies enabled

Other requirements

Technical assistance

If you encounter difficulties with accessing you course, live meetings, online resources, or other technical materials, please contact summeracademy@duke.edu

If you are having difficulty with hardware or with software unrelated to Duke Summer Session Online, you will need to seek technical assistance from the computer or software manufacturer.