Technology Prerequisites


Many times students are not aware and subsequently surprised that they have registered for a partially on-line or asynchronous course.  To give students an idea of what knowledge and what equipment they will need to successfully pass the course many faculty have a section titled, “technology prerequisites” or “technology requirements,” on their syllabus.  Below you will find the most common prerequisites.

  1. You must know, at a basic level how to log into and navigate Blackboard.
  2. You must have access to and know how to use your City Tech e-mail account.  You can, if you like have your mail forwarded to another email account from your City Tech account, but you are responsible for doing this.
  3. You must have access to and be able to navigate a current version of one or more of the following internet browsers: (1) Netscape, (2) Internet Explorer, (3) Firefox, (4) Google Chrome.  Please also note thatAOLdoes NOT support Blackboard.
  4. You will need access to a computer with a high speed internet connection.

The office of Instructional Technology (Karen Lundstrem, Director) has a quick and easy student survey that offers advice on whether or not an asynchronous course is for you.  The survey can be found at:  and looks like this.

No matter how many yes or no’s the student responds, once the survey is completed the student is shown the following message:



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