System Requirements for Online Courses at Mid

Online courses require the use of a personal computer or tablet and Internet access. For best results, we recommend the following:

Internet Connection

Your online course experience will be greatly enhanced by using a cable modem, DSL, or other high-speed connection. You may certainly access your online courses through your cellular connection, but we recommend that you also have access from a high-speed location such as Mid's computer labs or your local library, which will have high-speed access available. We cannot emphasize enough how your experience will be dramatically better through a high-speed connection. Many online courses offer multimedia components that may require lengthy downloads or video streaming.

Contact the Help Desk with any specific questions.

Operating System

Please use a recent version of Windows, Mac OS, iOS, or Android.


Please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. We do not recommend Chromebooks since they are not compatible with commonly used applications in online learning.

Google Workspace

Mid Michigan College uses the suite of applications available through Google Workspace. We recommend gaining familiarity with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, and Mail in order to successfully navigate course content, keep in touch with your instructor, and maximize productivity!

Some courses require additional software

As many courses require the use of additional eLearning applications, we recommend that you check your course syllabi to see if you are required to use any additional software. If you are unable to download the required software or have problems installing, contact the Help Desk for assistance.

Some courses require the use of Respondus Lockdown and Monitor. For the best experience, you will need a laptop with a webcam or an external webcam.

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