Equipment requirements

Students need the following minimum equipment and software necessary to access an online class. Individual instructors may have additional requirements for specific classes. Be sure to check your course syllabus and discuss technology needs with your instructor as early in the class as possible.

E-Mail Application

Check your UALR e-mail regularly for official communication from the university.

Computer Access

You will need predictable, regular access to and control of a computer as your instructor assignment dates may vary. You may also be required to download files or software to complete class work. If your computer is publicly used or is loaned to you and you cannot download files or software, you will need to discuss your circumstances with your instructor.

Internet Connection

DSL, cable, or satellite connection is highly recommended.

Operating System

  • PC: Windows XP or Vista
  • Apple: Mac OS 10.x or higher

Application Packages

You will need a word processing application that will allow you to save documents in at least one of the following: .pdf, .rtf, doc., or .docx formats.


PC Users
Mac OSX Users

The following FREE software:


Browsers supported by our online learning systems.

Is your browser compatible with Blackboard? Check it here.

Remember: These are minimum requirements. Your instructor may have additional requirements in order to achieve the learning objectives of your class.

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to create inclusive learning environments. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of any course that results in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement-such as time-limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos-please notify the instructor as soon as possible. Students are also welcome to contact the Disability Resource Center, telephone 501-569-3143 (v/tty). For more information about disability accomodations, visit the DRC website at”.