Technology Requirements

In order to fully participate in your Duke Summer Session course, in addition to the minimum requirements listed below, you will need:

  • Access to a Duke email account for essential communications for your course.
  • Speakers or headphones and a microphone to participate in online courses.
  • A webcam is required for online courses.

Minimum requirements for Duke Summer Session Courses

These technical requirements apply to all Duke Summer Session high school students:

  • Hardware
  • Computer running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OSX 10.10 or newer
  • 1 GB RAM available
  • 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Supported browsers
  • Chrome 117 | 118
  • Firefox 117 | 118 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Edge 117 | 118
  • Respondus LockDown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
  • Safari 16 | 17 (Macintosh only)
  • Internet
  • Consistently reliable internet with at least 2k kbps available bandwidth.
  • Cookies and JavaScript enabled

Other requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, free to download.

Technical assistance

If you encounter difficulties with accessing your course site, live meetings, online resources, or other technical materials, please contact Duke OIT. 

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