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Technology Requirements
Learning Tools You Can Take Everywhere


What Device Do You Have?


Mac/PC: You will need to be running Mac OS X 10.6 or higher or Windows 7 or higher (users on Windows 10 need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments) or Linux – ChromeOS; Requires 1GB RAM, 2GHz processor, and CD-ROM.

Smartphone: Ashford Mobile will work on any device running iOS 7 and newer (versions vary by device) or Android 4.2 and newer.

Tablet: Ashford Mobile will work on any device running iOS 7 and newer (versions vary by device) or Android 4.2 and newer.

cloud software

What Software Do You Need?

  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (provided via Office 365).
  • Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher; Adobe Flash 10 or higher (Constellation users).
  • Email: use of an email account for communication with the University.

What Web Browser Are You Running?


You will need Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Flash, or Respondus Lockdown Browser. Check your compatibility here.


Do You Have Internet?


You will need a 56k dialup modem, DSL, or cable modem.

Please note certain courses may require the use of additional internet connectivity requirements, software, and/or hardware, such as a microphone and/or webcam to record sound or video files. Additionally certain courses may require use of third party websites. The University is not responsible for the practices of any third party websites. If a student has serious objections to using a third party website, he or she can request an alternative method of completing an assignment from the instructor of the course. If a student chooses to withhold the disclosure of Directory Information, no Directory Information will be released by Ashford University to non-university personnel, unless the disclosure meets exception criteria as outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of this Catalog. However, a student may still be required to make certain disclosures as part of coursework.

Online Competencies

While Ashford University provides you a number of learning resources, there are some basic online competencies that are required for successful completion of your courses.

  • Ability to access course and program material on the Internet.
  • Ability to correspond with University staff, students, and faculty using email and the Internet.
  • Ability to use appropriate antivirus utilities so that files transmitted and received are virus free.

Questions? Request Information

Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.