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


UIS Information Technology Services

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.