Technical Requirements

Below are the minimum and recommended technical requirements for students participating in online and/or blended courses via Blackboard (the course management system used by UIC). These technical requirements apply to both PCs and Macs. We strongly advise that you talk to your instructor regarding course specific technical requirements.

  • Windows XP or newer, Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
  • Java 6.0 or newer
  • Firefox 2 or newer, IE 7 or newer, Safari 3 or newer
  • 400 MHz processor (Pentium class for PCs)
  • 512 Mb of memory (minimum requirement) 1 Gb is recommended
  • Monitor capable of 800x600 (1024x768 recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers (some classes require a headset with microphone)
  • Word processing program like MS Word