If you have any questions regarding technical requirements for online graduate programs, please contact the IITS Student Help Desk at 570-208-5900 ext. HELP (4357) or at help@kings.edu.

Hardware and Internet Requirements

  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Hardware and internet connection may be incompatible in cases of employer-provided computers and networks, public computers, and public internet hotspots
  • Internet speed: 1.5 Mbs upload and download required, Basic broadband (4 Mbs) recommended. Speedtest.net allows you to test the speed at your location.
  • Webcam or Smartphone camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Microsoft Office (Free and available to students with their kings.edu account via Office 365. Includes Microsoft Outlook for your @kings.edu email)
  • Access to a scanner or scanning app

Computer Proficiency Requirements

Although your faculty are there to support you, in order to comfortably participate and succeed in an online course environment, online students must have basic computer literacy skills and, at a minimum, have proficiency with the following: 

  • Using a keyboard and mouse
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Using common software applications including, but not limited to those found in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or similar office suites such as Google Apps
  • Recording video presentations with your computer or smartphone camera and microphone and uploading to video hosting services such as YouTube
  • Using a text editor (changing fonts, inserting links, using spell check, etc.)
  • Saving and retrieving files in different formats (.docx, .pdf, .pptx, etc.)
  • Installing and updating software
  • Selecting, copying, and pasting text
  • Accessing the internet using a web browser such as Chrome or Firefox
  • Resetting basic browser settings (clearing cache/history, cookies, etc)
  • Performing basic internet searches with appropriate search terms
  • Locating and copying web addresses/URLs
  • Browsing for files to attach and upload; extracting zip files