Succeeding in an Online Course

Plug-ins

In order to view certain multimedia elements and documents on the Web, you need specific plugins. Your instructor will tell you exactly which plugins you need for your course. The most popular are QuickTime, Flash, Shockwave, Acrobat Reader, and Windows Media Player. They are all freely downloadable.

Internet Service Provider

It doesn't matter which ISP you use; just make sure it's reliable.

Modem speed

Blackboard works fine at all speeds, but obviously, the faster, the better.

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