NavMenu NAVIGATION
Admissions & Financial Aid
Academics
Student Life
About Clark State
Workforce Training

AUDIENCES
Current Students NavMenu
Faculty/Staff NavMenu
Community NavMenu

QUICK LINKS
Apply Online
A-Z Index
Contact Us
Directions
Employment
Visit

Clark State uses the learning management system called Blackboard to deliver online courses. The following information explains how and when to access your course(s), technical information and who to contact with questions or if you need assistance.

There is no guarantee that every computer will be compatible with Blackboard, however, the following are the recommended minimum computer hardware and software configurations for online coursework.

  Mac PC
Hardware
iMac or better Pentium III or higher
     
Connection
DSL/high speed/broadband recommended; a reliable Internet service provider and connection DSL/high speed/broadband recommended; a reliable Internet service provider and connection
     
Operating System Macintosh OS/X Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
     
RAM At or above OS recommendation At or above OS recommendation
     
Browser Firefox 12 or higher
(Firefox 6 and 7 Do Not Work)
Chrome 28+
Safari (newest version)
Firefox 12 or higher
(Firefox 6 and 7 Do Not Work)
Internet Explorer 8 or 9
Chrome 28+
     
Computer Settings Pop-Up blocking disabled; JavaScript enabled; cookies enabled (optional) Pop-Up blocking disabled; JavaScript enabled; cookies enabled (optional)
     
Java 7.26 or higher 7.26 or higher
     
Peripherals Sound card and speakers; CD/DVD drive; microphone and camera*; wireless card (optional) Sound card and speakers; CD/DVD drive; microphone and camera*; wireless card (optional)

* A camera may be required for some courses – please refer to the syllabus for information.

Note: Certain antivirus programs interfere with the viewing of videos and you may need to temporarily turn off your antivirus program to view the videos.

You can also access your course(s) by using any of Clark State's open computer labs, the College Library, the Student Academic Support Center and the Self-Paced Lab. During the first week of classes, the Self-Paced Lab offers basic instruction on how to access and use Blackboard, WebAdvisor, student e-mail and the College network.

Where to get help:

  • Clark State IT Help Center
  • E-mail the Online Learning Support Team
  • Course specific questions: Contact your instructor.
  • Internet, hardware or software problems: Check your software manual or contact your Internet Service Provider or computer’s technical support/help desk.
Apply Online
Get Started