Technology for Courses
Having a correctly configured computer will help ensure your success in your course. Check the information below to be sure that your computer meets all the necessary technical requirements for hardware and software. Visit the GeorgiaVIEW website to run the system checker. You can also find accessibility and privacy statements for technology and services that may be used in your course. We also provide a list of the technology skills you need to take an online course.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals
- Windows PC or Apple Macintosh.
Some language courses may require a microphone (a USB headset is ideal).
- Speakers or ability to use headphones for audio playback.
- A printer is highly recommended.
- Windows PC or Apple Macintosh.
Supported Operating Systems
- CourseDen supports all versions of Windows or Mac operating systems capable of running the recommended web browsers listed below.
- Although CourseDen is usable over a 56K modem, the faster and more reliable your internet connection speed, the better your experience will be.
- A hardwired cable or DSL connection is recommended, particularly for submitting assignments & quizzes.
Common Third Party Privacy Statements
This course may require you to work with other sites and entities beyond UWG and CourseDen (Brightspace D2L) where some personal information (e.g. your name, affiliation with UWG, or current employment) may be displayed. You have the right to regulate the displaying of information pertaining to yourself on the Internet. If you are uncomfortable displaying information you deem overly personal, you may take steps (such as posting online your first name and last initial only or other pseudonym) to post more anonymously. You also agree to respect other people’s wishes to remain anonymous.
Links to and from Third-Party Sites
There may be links established between this course and other entities and sites on the World Wide Web, Internet or other areas that are not under the control of, nor maintained by your professor(s) or the University of West Georgia (UWG). These links do not necessarily constitute an endorsement by your professor(s) or UWG, and UWG has no obligation to monitor such sites, and user agrees that neither your professor(s) nor UWG is responsible for the content of such sites, or any technical or other problems associated with any such third-party site, links, or usage.
Privacy Statements Additional Information (Google Doc)
Accessibility Statements for Technology
Students with a documented disability may work with UWG Accessibility Services to receive essential services specific to their disability. All entitlements to accommodations are based on documentation and USG Board of Regents standards. If a student needs course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability or chronic illness, or if he/she needs to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, the student should notify his/her instructor in writing and provide a copy of his/her Student Accommodations Report (SAR), which is available only from Accessibility Services. Faculty cannot offer accommodations without timely receipt of the SAR; further, no retroactive accommodations will be given. For more information, please contact Accessibility Services.
Accessibility Statements Additional Information (Google Doc)
Technical Skills Needed for Online Courses
Most online courses will require the following:
- Use a keyboard and mouse or their equivalent
- Save, copy, upload, download, and attach files
- Use Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Post on discussion boards
- Send and receive emails
- Copy and paste text and images
- Browse and search the web (enter URLs, scroll up and down on pages)
- Download and install software
To assess the other skills needed for online learning, we suggest taking the SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment
- username: uwg
- password: student