IT Resources

Technology Requirements and Resources


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 speeds of at least 50 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).  Additionally, please ensure that your computer meets the requirements needed for a successful learning experience. To verify that your computer is acceptable, please review the System Requirements information.

To participate fully in Zoom live classrooms, users are required to have Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, as well as a speakers (headset preferred) with a microphone, and a webcam. Please note that the minimum computer requirements for Blackboard are not the same as those required by Zoom. To determine if your computer also meets Zoom’s specifications, review the Zoom System Requirements.

Be advised, if your computer does not have the system requirements for both Blackboard and Zoom, you may experience a degradation of audio and content. Blackboard and Zoom may lose tool functionality or not work at all.

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