Prospective Online Faculty

Technical Requirements & Skills

UMT-Connected recommends the following minimum requirements for faculty-owned computers for smooth completion of an online course you opt.

We recommend that all computers* (laptops/notebooks and desktop computers) have the following minimum specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB (Mac and PC)
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Optical Drive: CD-ROM
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.9
  • Video Card: OnBoard (Integrated)
  • Network Card: 100 Mb Ethernet network card/adaptor

*Wireless Card (only if using a laptop/notebook computer): Dual Band 802.11n

Software recommendations

  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Antivirus software

Antivirus Software Options

Anti-virus software is essential in order to protect your system and data from malicious attacks. The following is a list of free packages that are generally considered good products. UMT-Connected does not recommend or support any of these products specifically nor is this a comprehensive list of options. This list is simply a place to start investigating your options.


Mac OS X

Faculty should be aware that potential software problems do exist in regard to installing anti-virus software. For example, if a personal computer system already has another type or brand of anti-virus software installed, it may cause software conflicts. If a computer is already infected, this may also potentially create software conflicts.

2. Technical Skills

  • Comfortably use a computer.
  • Perform basic navigation - minimize and maximize Windows; use the forward and back browser functions.
  • Create, save, scan, print, and manage computer files.
  • Copy and paste information using the clipboard.
  • Understand a browser is used to surf the internet, such as Explorer, Safari or Mozilla Firefox.
  • Upload information to a drop box by browsing your computer files.
  • Understand CTRL+C, CTRL+V, and CTRL+P (copy, paste, print functions) short-cut keys to save time.
  • Comfortably use the internet, as well as, research internet information.
  • Understand Google searches and know the material used in college must not be plagiarized.
  • Send and receive email messages and include attachments to email.
  • Use word processing software and or spreadsheet software.
  • Have a computer with internet access or come to IPC computer labs to log in to classes.

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