• System Requirements

  • Drexel University Online courses are conducted via Blackboard, and often include videos and other multimedia tools. Because of this, a high-speed internet connection is strongly recommended.


    Required Software/Hardware

    Operating System

    Network & Wireless Connection


    Additional Accessories

    Speakers and/or Headphones


    Microsoft Office 365

    As a student, you’ll also have access to Microsoft Office 365, which provides best-in-class apps and powerful cloud services with accessibility built-in. Designed to meet the needs of people around the globe with different abilities, the features within Office 365 ensure everyone can create, communicate, and collaborate on any device.

    24/7 Technology Support

    If you experience any issues with your hardware or software along the way, Drexel offers 24/7 technical support through email, LiveChat, or telephone.

    Operating Systems: PC vs Mac

    Some academic departments require the use of Microsoft Windows. Chrome Books, tablets, and Apple products don't currently support the software needed to complete their coursework:

    If you purchase a Mac, you must partition your hard drive with Bootcamp, Parallels, or VMWare and install Windows before starting class. Please visit Drexel’s computer buying guide for more information.