Technology Requirements

All UB students whether in our Online or On-campus degree programs are required to have access to a computer and printer. To ensure an optimal learning experience, please confirm that your computer and related equipment meet the minimum technology requirements. Students must also have basic skills and proficiencies as noted below.

Basic Skill and Proficiency

  • Internet browsers (eg., Chrome, Firefox)
  • Search engines (eg., Google, Bing)
  • Internet-based email, including sending attachments
  • Word processing software

Computing Device

  • Desktop or laptop computer*
  • Windows 10 or later
  • Audio/visual capabilities

*Many of our courses use video and applications that are not currently supported on tablets, Android or iOS devices, so students will not be able to successfully complete courses using only a mobile device. You may be able to access course websites and some of the documents for the class on these devices, but you will need routine access to a computer to make sure that you can access all of the required course content.

Internet Access - Broadband Specs

  • High speed internet access (no dialup)
  • Wired connection recommended

Learning Management System

BlackBoard (aka. UBLearns) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Free Software

Registered UB students with a UBIT username have free access to the latest academic and productivity software, including Microsoft Office and anti-virus programs. Please review these software offerings before considering any software purchases for coursework.

University Technology Requirements