What Equipment Do I Need?

In addition to the drive and determination, good time management skills, and good reading skills, you will need reliable access to the internet and a reliable computer. Some courses may require a web camera and headset with microphone for the synchronous meetings. Both are fairly inexpensive and can be purchased online or at an electronics retailer.
You will also need the Microsoft Office Suite of products. Specialized courses may require additional software but are usually listed within course material requirements.  As a student at UM, you are eligible for a copy of these products.  To learn more visit the Microsoft Office information page.
You can check your computer capability with Blackboard here.