Computer Requirements and Skills To effectively participate in web-enhanced,blended, or online course at Hamline University, you must check that you comply with computer requirements (Hardware/Software) and master the computer skills listed below. Computer Requirements Hamline University's Computer Requirements CERTIFIED browsers for Blackboard Learn 9.1 (external link) Microsoft Office Suite (external link) or Microsoft Office file viewers Adobe Reader (external link) Java (external link) Respondus LockDown Browser (read about it in the Student Quick Start Guide) (external link) Other free Downloads, Plug-ins & Players may also be required. Computer Skills For participation in web-enhanced, blended, and online courses, it is recommended that you be able to perform the following operations on your computer. If you don't know how to perform an operation from the list below, please make sure to review the support materials provided as links and practice before starting your course. Operate a web browser (Dynamic Web Solutions web tutorial) Perform online searches using a web search engine (Dynamic Web Solutions web tutorial) Bookmarking sites (Dynamic Web Solutions web tutorial) Access your Hamline Google Email account Use a word processor to create, save, and print documents Navigate the Blackboard environment (quick video tutorials) Post to the discussion board in Blackboard (video) Submit assignments through Blackboard (video) Complete online quizzes or tests in Blackboard (video) Participate in virtual meetings using Blackboard Collaborate!