This course involves Web-based activities and the use of multi-media and specific software components.  Please read more about required technology and technical ability below.


  1. you must have access to a desktop or laptop computer with the Windows or Mac operating system installed. NOTE: The Linux/Unix operating system DOES NOT WORK with the media we are using. Furthermore, please note that iPads, Chromebooks, MS Surface RTs, and similar devices are NOT SUPPORTED by the media we are using. It is up to you to have the appropriate hardware.
  2. you must have access to and know how to operate your Web camera, computer microphone and speakers, computer printer, and a scanner or cell phone camera.
  3. you must have Internet access in place! Both PC and Mac owners must use the latest version of the Chrome Internet browser!
  4. You must have the newest Adobe Acrobat Reader version installed and know how to use it to access pdf files.
  5. you must have a word processing program installed and know how to use it (especially copy, cut, paste). 
  6. you must know how to navigate the MyOpenMath (MOM) learning management system we are using in this course.
  7. you must have the meeting software called Zoom installed and know how to use it for synchronous interaction with the instructor. Download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" at
  8. your computer must let you take exams with ProctorU, our exam proctoring service. Go to to find out more about ProctorU. (THIS PERTAINS ONLY TO COURSES REQUIRING A PROCTORING SERVICE. CHECK YOUR SYLLABUS!)
  9. you must have a valid e-mail account and you must know how to send and receive e-mails; send and open file attachments; and print messages.
  10. you must know how to do the following: