Technology Requirments 


Students of the digital marketing science course should make sure their computer meets the following requirements:


  • An up-to-date version of Chrome is strongly recommended
  • The latest versions of Firefox and Safari are also supported.  Visit Browse Happy to download a supported browser. If you’d like to check your browser version, you can visit What’s My Browser?.

Internet Connectivity:

  • While accessing the live class events via Blackboard Collaborate, a broadband connection is strongly recommended.  A minimum 28.8 kbps speed is required.
  • The NovoEd platform is very accommodating to low-bandwidth environments.
    • NovoEd transcodes all videos in three resolutions, and the lowest resolution performs well in low-bandwidth environments. Videos are cached locally when viewing, so that students can open the video and wait for it to finish downloading before viewing. All non-video content is highly optimized and loads quickly even in low-bandwidth settings.

Operating System:

  • We recommend Windows 7 or newer with latest updates installed or Mac OS X 8 or newer with latest updates installed


Mobile Compatibility:

  • BlackBoard Collaborate Mobile Web Conference is compatible with the following mobile devices. Use the Chrome browser when launching Blackboard Collaborate Mobile (Android) Web Conferencing.

Supported Android devices:

    • Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1)
    • Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 4.X)
    • Nexus 7 Tablet (Android 4.X)
    • Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android 4.1.1)
    • Nexus 10 Tablet (Android 4.2.1)
    • LG Optimus Black (Android 2.3.4)
    • Kindle Fire 8.9 (Customized Android 4.X)

Supported iOS Devices:

    • Apple iPad 2 and newer
    • Apple iPod Touch (4th and 5th generation)
    • Apple iPhone 4, 4s, and 5

NovoEd is fully compatible with mobile devices, including iOS-based devices including Apple iPhone and iPad in both Safari and Chrome mobile browsers. NovoEd is fully HTML5-compliant, and only require Adobe Flash on incompatible browsers.  Currently, pages are optimized for XGA (1024x768) screens that are seven inches (7″) or larger.

Webcam and Microphone:

  • A headset with microphone and headphones is strongly recommended. At a minimum, a sound card with microphone and headphones is required.
  • A webcam is required. 


The ability to watch YouTube videos is required.


Additional information on technology requirements for the primary platforms used in the digital marketing science course are available at: BlackBoard Collaborate Technology Requirements and NovoEd Technology Requirements.



If you have any questions, please contact us.