Academic Effectiveness and Digital Innovation

Distance Education Technology Requirements

To participate in any distance education course you will need to travel to a campus computer lab, or you need to have access to your own computer and Internet Service Provider. High-speed access is recommended, as you may have some files or online programs that will not work well on a dial-up connection. Technology requirements are subject to change. Consult your course syllabus for specific requirements needed for each course.

Students have full access to the campus computer labs. Click here for lab locations and times of operation.

If you are using a personal device, you must be able to meet the specifications listed below.  Students have access to free anti-viral software and the latest Microsoft Office Suite. Click here to download. IT staff can assist you in connecting to and troubleshooting problems with your personal device and the Fort Lewis network. Click here for location and times of operation of the Connection Center.

Computer Specifications

Supported Web Browsers

Mobile Apps (optional)

Additional Software & Plug-ins

Web-conferencing & Media Recording  

  • USB, Built-in, iSight or Firewire Webcam
  • Headphones with microphone