You will utilize a variety of different software programs during your program. To be successful, it is important to make sure that your computer meets the setup recommendations and software requirements as outlined below. For information on specific software programs and technology, please review the options at left.
It is recommended that students use a laptop computer to complete their coursework in the online classroom. Students who have a supported mobile or tablet device in addition to their laptop may also download the Blackboard Mobile app called Bb Student, which allows students to complete select portions of their coursework while on the go.
Some programs may require additional technology requirements that are not mentioned above. Please refer to the program within the Walden University Catalog to review any special technology requirements for the program of study. In addition, please refer to the section titled Student Technology Responsibilities under Technology Policies.
Students attending virtual residencies will have additional requirements. In addition to the current technical requirements for Walden’s online courses, the virtual residency requires you to have the following:
During the course of the program, requirements (either hardware or software) may change from the original technology recommendation. Make sure to consult the software/hardware requirements within the program or with the faculty member or program director for any technology recommendations that may have changed since the original recommendation mentioned above or within the program of study.