Step 1: Get Ready!

The eLearning program at Howard College is defined as the formal educational process that occurs when instructors and students are not in the same physical location for the majority (more than 50 percent) of instruction.  Successful eLearning students often demonstrate an extra measure of dedication and perseverance. These students typically learn to learn independently, utilizing available tools within various learning environments, such as Howard College’s Blackboard Learning system.

Let's “Get Ready!” for eLearning at HC.  Find out how.

Tech Support

Technology Needs and Support:

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Available in-house 8:00 AM through 10:00 PM
365 days per year (holidays included)

Computer Requirements

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Category Recommended Minimum Required
Total Memory 1 Gb or better 512 Mb
Processor (CPU) 2 Ghz or better 1.5 Ghz
Available Disk Space 1.5 Gb or better 500 Mb
Video 1024x768 True Color 800x600 High Color
Operating System Windows 7 Windows Vista
Java Runtime Environment Version 6 or better Version 1.4
Software Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Powerpoint
This software may or may not be required.  Check course syllabus for details.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player

Applications built on the Howard College Learning Management System are designed for the Windows Operating System environment. Most operations will function properly on Apple/Mac machines but you should contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specific Apple/Mac operations and recommended browsers.

Browser Configuration

Why using the correct browser is important when using Blackboard

Some students have experienced technical issues if they are not using the recommended browsers and required browser plugins.  It may appear to work or it may work sporadically so for best results use the one of the recommended browsers.

eLearning Environment Definitions

Choose eLearning Course Environments to Meet Your Strengths and Needs:

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