Here are few ways you can prepare for online classes:
- Reliable, secure internet* at your home and contingency plan if your internet is not working
- A desktop or laptop computer as some programs do not work on tablets
- Microsoft Office software, which is free to Tulane Students
- Malware/Antivirus software, which is free to Tulane Students (Trend Micro)
- A working microphone** through a headset or computer
- Working computer speakers** (either internal or external to your laptop)
- A working camera** (either internal or external to your laptop)
- Zoom videoconferencing software
- Access to a printer and scanner
*Tulane IT does not recommend using public wifi, especially during zoom classes.
**For the microphone, speakers, and camera, we recommend you test these to ensure they allow for clear communications.
If you do not have the needed hardware, including a laptop/desktop, webcam, microphone, or speakers, or reliable private internet, please reach out to your Academic Success Coach.
For those of you that would like Zoom training, a wealth of online resources are available here. For technical support, reach out directly to Tulane’s IT Department here. They list ways to access their team via support ticket, email, chat, phone, or the online Knowledge Base.
Please note that although you may access Tulane programs from your phone, you should not operate a vehicle while doing so. This includes attempting to attend class or a meeting while in transit. The wellbeing of our students is paramount. Please ensure the highest standards of personal safety at all times.