Northern Oklahoma College’s online courses are delivered through the Blackboard learning management system. To effectively use Blackboard, users must have a computer with high-speed Internet service. Service download speeds of at least 1.5 Mbps are recommended, as is a wired connection (test your service). Users must also have the most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (free downloads below). To access classes and complete course work using the core features of Blackboard, your system must meet these minimums. However, additional hardware specifications, software, or browser plug-ins may be required to complete course work as assigned by some instructors or programs. It is the student’s responsibility to check with instructors/programs for special technology requirements.
- Operating System: Windows 8 or newer; Mac OS 10.12 or newer
- NOTE: Chromebooks operate with the Chrome OS, which is not supported by Blackboard, although you may experience success with some features. Please do not plan to rely solely on a Chromebook for your course work; you must ensure access to a device running a full-featured operating system within the supported versions noted above.
- NOTE: Although you can perform many tasks in Blackboard on a mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone), either through a mobile browser, or the Blackboard mobile application, not all of Learn’s features support a mobile format. As such, you cannot rely solely on a mobile device to fully complete course work and must ensure access to a device running a full-featured operating system within the supported versions noted above.
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Enable third-party cookies
- Disable pop-up blocker
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Office is required for most assignments in Blackboard. Office 365 ProPlus is available free to current NOC students. Please note that Blackboard does not support Google Docs, OpenOffice, or Apple’s versions of the Office apps, such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.