Required Equipment

 

For face-to-face sessions/sections:

Each student will need to have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection. When possible, students are encouraged to bring one of these devices to class. If a student does not own a device of this nature, on-campus computer labs may be used. In such cases, students are responsible for planning ahead with regard to open lab hours, etc. Lack of planning on the student’s part may result in a lowered grade. Except in extreme circumstances, lack of internet access is not a reasonable excuse for missed assignments.

 

For online sessions/sections:

Each student is responsible for ensuring that they have daily access to a computer or tablet with a reliable internet connection that is fast enough to play videos through D2L or YouTube. Students without such access at home may need to plan daily visits a library, computer lab, coffee shop, etc. Lack of planning on the student’s part may result in a lowered grade. Except in extreme circumstances, lack of internet access is not a reasonable excuse for missed assignments.

Each student will also be required to post videos, and therefore needs access to a webcam and recording software. Most newish laptops come with these items included. Headphones with a microphone are also recommended and can be purchased at nearly any convenient store (Target, Walgreens, etc.) for around $10. Students without access to video recording equipment and software may need to plan trips to the campus library where these items can be borrowed.