Technical Requirements

Minimum Technical Requirements

The requirements listed below are needed to participate in an online or hybrid course. Additional hardware and software may be required by a department or instructor.

Web Browser

UTSA currently uses the learning management system, Blackboard Learn. Blackboard Learn relies on your Internet browser to display content. It is important that you configure your browser correctly so it will function properly.

Recommended Browser Settings

Common Software

There will be downloads and plug-ins you will need in order to ensure a successful online learning experience, including:


Proctorio is an online proctoring tool with test monitoring available for all faculty teaching Online courses at UTSA. Please note that Proctorio is a web-browser extension and does not receive full access to a user’s PC. The extension may be uninstalled and reinstalled only when needed if preferable. To utilize Proctorio, your laptop or desktop computer must meet the technical requirements listed:


Labster offers interactive, virtual lab simulations that can be used in a variety of scientific disciplines. Labster also integrates with Blackboard, so no download is required! The simulation is compatible with Apple, Windows, and Chromebook. Below are the recommended settings: