Faculty of Business Undergraduate courses are delivered online via the Moodle learning platform. The courses are set up on the basis that students are using a PC running the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students may also use a Mac computer, but some courses require software that is not compatible with a Mac.
Students should at minimum have access to a web browser, email, and the ability to submit assignments in MS Word format.
Minimum requirements are subject to change without notice, based on rapidly changing industry standards and continuous development of new learning tools. You may be required to upgrade your system in order to maintain access to course material, especially if you elect to defer studies at any point in your program.
Some courses may have more specific requirements that will be noted in their online syllabi.
In courses that have textbooks, most will provide these as eTexts. Students may have to download specific software (e.g., Bookshelf by VitalSource) to access the eTexts.
Windows Macintosh Operating System Windows 7sp1 or higher Mac OSX 10.10 or higher Hard Drive Space 4 GB Free 4 GB Free Memory (RAM) 2 GB or more 2 GB or more Antivirus Security software Security software Office Suite MS Office® 365 MS Office® 365 Internet Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or higher Chrome, Firefox, Safari 8 or higher Internet Service High-speed Internet recommended High-speed Internet recommended Printer Printer is recommended Printer is recommended
Please contact our Student Support Centre at 1-800-468-6531 or 1-780-675-6189 if you have any questions regarding the above information.
In order to maintain safe functioning of your computer while participating in the program, you should have security software on your system to protect from and repair virus, spyware, and malware damage to your computer. Security software can be purchased from many retailers or online.
Office 365 is provided to all Athabasca University students and contains free access to the MS Office suite of applications you will need during your studies. An email with instructions on how to activate your O365 student account was sent to your personal email upon registration. For more information, click here.
On The Hub Software WebStore
Students can purchase academically discounted Microsoft products and other learning software from the On the Hub Software Webstore
Student ID Cards
Student ID cards are available to enrolled students. Click here for more information on obtaining a student ID card (you will need your student ID number).