Minimum technology requirements for students and staff learning & working remotely.

These recommendations will ensure a seamless distance learning experience when connecting and collaborating with colleagues and faculty.

 

Internet Connection

Download (and upload) speeds of 5Mbps.

  • At least 450GB of monthly data; unlimited is recommended.
Windows Users

A Windows 10 computer/laptop.

  • Minimum 4GB of RAM.
  • 10GB+ available hard drive storage.
    • Enough available hard drive space to install the Microsoft Office suite (approximately 3GB).
    • A method of backing up/synchronizing to local or cloud-based storage such as OneDrive is highly recommended.
  • Microphone, webcam and speakers.
  • System updates must be regularly installed.
  • Anti-Virus software
    • Windows Defender anti-malware platform should be enabled by default.
    • Windows Firewall enabled.
Mac Users

A Macintosh computer/laptop.

  • Minimum 4GB of RAM.
  • 10GB+ available hard drive storage.
    • Enough available hard drive space to install the Microsoft Office suite (approximately 3GB).
    • A method of backing up/synchronizing to local or cloud-based storage such as OneDrive is highly recommended.
  • Microphone, webcam and speakers.
  • System updates must be regularly installed.
  • Anti-Virus software.
    • AVG is free and adequate.
    • MAC firewall enabled.
Printers

A printer for personal use is optional.

  • Printing and scanning options remain available on-campus. Please refer to the Printing Services page for more information.
Cyber Security

Please be aware of your responsibilities as a member of Lethbridge College.