在线学习技术要求

Online programs at Black Hawk College utilize Canvas as the online education platform for students to interact with their instructor and fellow students and to complete assignments. To operate Canvas, 学生必须具备基本的网络技能, 始终访问Windows PC或Mac, 并知道如何执行以下任务:

  • 上传文件作为电子邮件附件.
  • 在线提交作业.
  • 使用讨论板、电子邮件和聊天工具.
  • 使用微软办公软件,主要是Word.

Note: 不依赖智能手机或chromebook. Access to website functionality and required course materials is limited on mobile devices, 而chromebook不支持必要的软件.


一般计算机和技能要求

Students also must have compatible hardware and software. Please explore the following areas to learn more about online tech requirements at Black Hawk College.

Computer Requirements
  1. Hardware:
    • Students must primarily use a desktop computer or laptop (Windows PC or Mac).
    • Google Chromebooks are not fully compatible with some required software and therefore cannot be used for all online classes.
    • Online classes cannot 在智能手机或平板电脑上完成, but they can be used as a secondary means of communication by using the Canvas Mobile App.
    • iPad users would download RLDB from the Apple App Store. Note: The instructor must have the option to allow an iPad to be used selected.
  2. Minimum Screen Size:
    • Windows PC: 1280 x 768
    • Mac: 1280 x 800
  3. 兼容的操作系统:
    • Windows PC: Windows 10或更高版本
    • Mac: OSX 10.10 or higher.
  4. 随机存取存储器(RAM)
    • Windows PC: 4 GB RAM (for most PCs); 2 GB RAM (on a 32-bit system)
    • Mac: 4 GB RAM
  5. Processor:
    • Windows PC: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Mac: Intel
  6. 高速互联网连接:
    • High-speed/broadband access is required for most courses.
    • 不依赖公共Wi-Fi或拨号接入. 使用公共接入Wi-Fi(例如, at restaurants or libraries) may result in slowness or errors.
  7. Supported Web Browsers:
    • Be sure you have the latest version of your favorite web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge.
    • Internet Explorer is not supported.
    • Tip: If you have trouble with one browser, try a different one.
  8. 文字处理软件:
    • Most courses require word-processing such as MS Word and the ability to save files as .docx, .doc, .rtf or .pdf.
    • BHC学生可以免费获得微软办公软件. 微软办公软件下载指南.
  9. Canvas Mobile App
    • 再次强调,不要依赖智能手机和平板电脑. They can be used as a secondary means of access to course materials but their functionality is limited.
    • Android: Version 5.0 or higher.
    • iOS: Version 13.0 or higher.
    • 如何下载Canvas移动应用程序

 

Microphone, Speakers & Webcam (or Audio & Video)
  • 有些课程需要使用麦克风 Canvas ConferencesZoom.us or web proctoring.
  • Some webcams and laptops have microphones already built in. If yours does not, you may need to purchase a webcam or microphone.
  • 用于聆听的耳机/耳塞/扬声器.
  • A webcam/camera capable of video conferencing or recording speeches (SPEC 101).
  • Note:在线完整部分的SPEC 101, students are required to record their speeches following requirements set by IAI. View requirements for the Online Completely SPEC 101 Course
Exams and Testing

Most online courses will require you to take online tests that are monitored; these are known as "proctored exams." Some online courses 也许你可以选择 to take a proctored exam at a BHC Testing Center and/or via BHC's web proctoring tools.

The first tool is Respondus锁定浏览器(RLDB) 安装说明如下:

    1. 登录Chromebook,启动Google Chrome浏览器.
    2. Log in to Canvas and navigate to the exam that requires LockDown Browser.
    3. Select the link for downloading and installing LockDown Browser.
    4. From the Chrome web store, select “Add to Chrome” to install the LockDown Browser Extension.
  • iPad users would download RLDB from the Apple App Store. Note: The instructor must have the option to allow an iPad to be used selected.
  • If you are using a Chromebook managed by a high school or employer, hopefully they have already added the RLDB extension to your device. 如果没有,并且您的课程需要,请发送 锁定管理员指南(PDF) 给管理Chromebook设备的人.

* If using Windows S Mode, you must switch out of it or find an alternative; cannot switch S Mode back into.

The second tool is Respondus Monitor. 一些课程要求通过RLDB监考 and Respondus Monitor. Please watch this video to learn more about Respondus Monitor.

完全在线的课程 也许你可以选择 参加监考考试 BHC Testing Center.

响应监视器需要:

  • Webcam with microphone.
  • 高速/宽带互联网连接.
  • BHC RLDB的安装.
  • Identification: You will be required to take a picture of your government-issued photo ID. Acceptable ID includes driver's license or photo ID card. 身份证必须包括你的照片和姓名. (您可以隐瞒个人信息,如.g. 驾驶执照号码、地址、体重、身高等.)

Note: As part of BHC’s agreement with Respondus, Respondus offers support to all of our users. Please go to our 在线学习定位 page for details about submitting a ticket to Respondus.

 

Accessibility
Further Information

For further information regarding technical requirements, please visit these links:

Note: These are the basic requirements for most online classes. Please check for a "Course Objectives and Technical Requirements" link for any class that you are taking or thinking about taking to see if there are further requirements. Search courses here.

记住要有一个备用计划! When taking an online course it is always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of connection issues and/or equipment failure. 大多数图书馆都可以上网, or you may have a friend you can call on in the event of technical problems. The Black Hawk College computer labs also are available during hours of operation. 有一个备用计划可以防止以后出现很多压力!

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