If you have a Mac you should have at least the OSX operating system. If you have a Windows machine, you should have at least Windows 98.
You need to have an Internet connection. Wi-fi, cable modem, or DSL will be more effective. You can participate with dial-up, but it will be slower.
We recommend the Mozilla Firefox browser, which you can download and install at http://mozilla.com
We do not recommend using only a tablet or mobile device while participating in your online class, though much of the content will be available to these devices and they may be used for checking in to your class website on occasion.