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Tech Requirements for Study at TIE

Tutorium students in Zoom class session

Tutorium students are required to bring their own laptop.

These are the minimum technology requirements needed to study at the Tutorium, whether you are attending class online or on campus.

If you have less than these minimum requirements, you might not be able to access your course Blackboard site, and we might not be able to provide you with support to solve technical problems you might have.

Tech Set-Up Instructions for New Students

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • It can be a PC or Mac
  • It should be less than 2 years old.
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1920×1080 display

For remote study you also need:

  • Broadband Internet connection (at least 30 mbps downstream).
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  • Functioning webcam and microphone
  • Speakers or headset

Minimum Software Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or MacOS 11+
  • Google Chrome browser
  • The display language must be set to English.

For remote study you also need:

  • Zoom (download desktop app)
  • If you plan to study with us from a country that limits internet access, you must install a VPN product that permits you to connect to the internet with 2 devices at the same time.

For immediate response, text or call tech support at 773-490-5276.