Resources & Technology
When learning online students should have access to the following minimum technology resources:
- Open access to a working desktop or laptop computer with microphone and webcam (may be internal to the device) and a reliable internet connection are essential to success in completing your courses should they need to be delivered at a distance (including online, remotely, or in a blended format).
- Courses often provide key course content through multimedia, including video and audio.
- For multimedia content to play smoothly, plan to have access to a broadband internet connection (download speeds of about 3-5 Mbps). A faster connection will improve your experience.
- Courses delivered at a distance (including online, remotely, or blended courses) at UIS require students to access our Learning Management System (Canvas) using a desktop or laptop computer. Other devices may work well for some of your coursework; however, you should always use a desktop or laptop computer when taking a proctored exam. Smart phones, tablets, and Chromebooks are not compatible with our online proctoring services, Examity or Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor.
Resources for Online Students
- Using the UIS Brookens Library at a Distance
- Career Development Center — all resources are available for online students, too!
- Blackboard Tutorial for Students
The University of Illinois Springfield is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Learn about the The University of Illinois System SARA compliance, including licensing and complaint information.