Technology Expectations for Students

Courses at San Jacinto College will require the use of some or all of the following:

  • Computer with Internet access (computers are available on campus for students in the open lab and campus libraries)
  • A San Jacinto College email address
  • Blackboard learning management system
  • Productivity software: word processor, presentation tools, spreadsheet, etc.
  • Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

In addition to the recommended software listed, some courses might require the use of additional software. Check the course syllabus to determine what software you may need to access. Students can check compatibility of their browser and plug-ins using the “Test Your Browser” link on the “My San Jac page” in Blackboard to verify version compatibility. Students taking exams in the Blackboard system should make arrangements to test on a machine using a hardwired Internet connection to avoid being dropped due to loss of network access during the test.