Minimum IT requirements for studying online

Studying online through our digital campus will require that you meet minimum IT requirements to ensure you can:

  • access video and audio recordings
  • access digital learning resources
  • complete online assessment
  • participate in classroom discussion and collaboration via online communication and collaboration tools.
Hardware

Hardware requirements

  • Access to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer running Windows 7 or later, Mac OSX10.9 Lion or later.
  • A webcam and headset (including microphone).
  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection, with sufficient upload and download capacity.
loading software

Software requirements

  • Access to an up to date web browser.
  • Update your browser.
  • Be aware of the supported web browsers for Learning@Griffith (your learning environment).
  • Office software to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Office 365 is available as a free download.
Internet

Internet requirements

  • Minimum download speed = 0.75Mpbs.
  • Minimum upload speed = 0.35Mpbs.
  • If you are unable to meet the minimum internet speed requirement, you will experience issues.
  • Speedtest by Ookla and many other internet speed test sites are freely available on the Internet.
Access

Alternative access

Alternative methods of access are available, for example:

  • You can use text-based chat, or phone in, in the online classrooms.
  • Download all of the videos and watch offline.
  • Find a location with faster internet for assessment submission.

IT Discounts

Three major IT brands provide discounts for Griffith University students