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Minimum Technology Requirements for Learners at KPU

The following are the minimum technical requirements recommended for students to access KPU’s online learning resources. Some programs or courses at KPU may have additional requirements. Please refer to your Faculty, program, or course requirements for additional guidance.

COMPUTER

A Windows 10 or MacOS X Computer (laptop or desktop) with a minimum of:

  • Webcam (built in or external)
  • Ability to connect external devices as needed including where necessary: webcam, headset, and external storage devices
  • Ability to run office software like Microsoft Office 365
  • A screen large enough with sufficient resolution to easily view videos and edit documents.

COMPUTER ACCESSORIES

  • Webcam - if one is not already integrated into your computer
  • Headset with microphone for improved audio quality and to reduce echo while speaking during video calls, classes, and webinars - if the computer has a good microphone, earbuds may be used instead.

INTERNET ACCESS

  • A minimum download speed of 5 Mbps
  • Browser like Google Chrome or Firefox
  • Where possible a wired connection to a router is preferred over connecting to a router via wireless access.  If wireless is being used, working as close as possible to the wireless router can help maintain excellent signal strength.

SOFTWARE

  • Micosoft Office 365 is avaiable for download for all registered KPU students.  For more information and to download, please visit: kpu.ca/it/students/O365

ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES

  • If you require Assistive Technology or Accessibility Resources, please contact Accessibility Services via email at access@kpu.ca to set up a meeting.