What type of computer, hardware, and software do I need to effectively teach or take a hybrid or online course?
Students planning to take an online or hybrid course should have ready access to a personal computer and software appropriate to his or her field of study. Students can meet this expectation by purchasing or leasing a computer, sharing a computer with family or roommates, or using a UL Lafayette student computer lab.
All UL Lafayette students should expect to use a personal computer in many university activities, including coursework, accessing library information, registering for classes, and e-mail.
Specific hardware and software requirements vary by department and course, so check with your instructor. At a minimum, you will need the following:
- Consistent access to a computer
- Dependable and High Speed Internet access
- Web browser
- Word processing software