Technology Requirements

In order to fully participate in your online course, 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

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

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player (version 11.2 or higher)—both are free to download
  • Reliable access to Google and the Google domain. 

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 your course, you will need to seek technical assistance from the computer or software manufacturer.