Technology Requirements for Online Learning
Distance learning can be a fun experience. This guide will help you decide what you will need to make it a success.
The tablets and laptops information on the school website has many useful suggestions.
A functioning computer running recent versions of Windows 10 or Mac OS.
Speakers/headphones/earbuds for listening to audio or videos presented in courses.
A USB plug-and-play webcam for interacting in course activities that require video feedback from students. Webcams that are integral to laptops will also work.
These websites can also test your webcam:
Zoom has a webcam testing page here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362313-How-Do-I-Test-My-Video-
https://webcammictest.com/ - video and audio (large image)
https://webcamtests.com/ - video only, does extensive diagnostics (full screen image)
https://www.vidyard.com/cam-test/ - video and audio (small image)
https://www.drift.com/video/camera-test/ - video and audio (small image)
https://www.iobit.com/en/webcam-test.php - video and audio (small image)
https://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test/ - video and audio (small image)
Office suite including word processing, slide presentation, and spreadsheet.
An audio and video media player like VLC.
High speed internet access is desired. Using an Ethernet cable can provide more stable and higher speeds than Wi-Fi.
School Email Account
All students must use their GBCS email in Google Classroom and Renweb.
Minimum Technical Skills
Google G Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides)
Google Meet or Zoom