Technical requirements for online learning

Whether you're studying or researching entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online sessions, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to carry out your work successfully.

We've put together this guide to the technical requirements appropriate for the majority of our courses and research programmes, to make your learning journey as smooth and trouble-free as possible. Please see the detailed hardware requirements section for the minimum and recommended hardware specifications that should enable the majority of our learners to study effectively online.

A small number of our art, design and creative courses have additional requirements. We've also established links with DELL and Academia to offer all ARU students discounted devices to support their studies, which are listed under 'Additional technical specifications'.

Summary minimum requirements

Technical support

Detailed hardware requirements

Additional technical specifications - creative courses

Detailed internet connection requirements

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Canvas – your Learning Management System (LMS)

Accessibility on Canvas

Downloading the ARU App, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 and our remote desktop