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 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.
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Software requirements

  • Access to an up to date web browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • 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 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.

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.

Students move to Microsoft

Access Outlook 365 email and other Office 365 Apps

IT Discounts

Three major IT brands provide discounts for Griffith University students