Allen College students must meet minimum technology requirements to successfully complete online and hybrid courses. The Allen College Computer Lab is available to students 24/7 and contains 24 computers meeting the minimum technology requirements.
Please contact David Wu at David.Wu@rvnetguy.com or at (319) 226-2054 if you need help in obtaining, installing, or using any of these technologies, or if you have problems using any of these technologies.
Minimum Technolgy Requirements:
Up-to-date personal computer or laptop
Reliable internet connection
Microsoft Office 365 (Provided by Allen College)
Speaker to hear recorded lectures
Internet browser; Firefox, Chrome, Edge for PC or Safari for Mac
- If you have browser problems: Please try a different browser. For PCs, Firefox or Google Chrome are recommended for the best performance in Blackboard
Printer or access to a printer
- Allen College provides four printers for student use. Two are available 24/7 in the computer lab, one is in the Barrett Forum Library, and the other is in Winter Hall.
Examples of commonly used technologies in Allen College courses include:
- Collaborate Ultra
- Adobe Reader
Please note that other possible technologies, such as Epocrates, subscriptions (such as to free email lists like Tomorrow's Professor, Faculty Focus, and the like), plug-ins, etc. may be required in specific courses. Information on obtaining these technologies will be provided in individual courses.