Tech Preparedness for Remote Learning

BUSSW Student Update from March 11, 2020

Each BUSSW course has a designated Blackboard site accessible via In addition to the asynchronous material delivered via Blackboard, many courses will also incorporate synchronous elements via Zoom. To effectively use these resources, students must have a computer with high-speed Internet. Students must ensure that their computers meet the requirements set out by Boston University Information Services & Technology (IS&T). To verify that your computer is acceptable, please review the System Requirements provided by IS&T.

To participate fully in Zoom live classrooms, users are required to have Mozilla Firefox or another approved browser, as well as a built-in microphone or headset with a microphone (recommended), and a webcam. Please note that the minimum computer requirements for Blackboard are not the same as those required by Zoom. To determine if your computer also meets Zoom’s specifications, review the Zoom System Requirements.

Additional information is available at the Technology Requirements and Resources webpage.