Helpful Strategies and Tips: Technical Requirements and Skills
This post is part of the series Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course, which provides guidance through common challenges instructors face during online course development.At the beginning of a course, students need to understand what technical skills they need to successfully interact with course components and complete course activities. The “technical requirements and skills” page of your course should include a list of supported browsers (i.e., Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 10), software (i.e., Adobe Flash, Java, Office), technical skills, and other technical requirements. The list should include links for students to download the latest compatible browsers and software. By providing students this information, you meet QM 6.4: Students can readily access the technologies required in the course.