Allen College

Minimum Technology Requirements

Allen College students must meet minimum technology requirements to successfully complete online and hybrid courses. The Allen College Computer Lab is available to students 24/7 and contains 24 computers meeting the minimum technology requirements.

Please contact Jared Roller at or at (319) 226-2085 or David Wu at or at (319) 226-2054 if you need help in obtaining, installing, or using any of these technologies, or if you have problems using any of these technologies.

  • Up-to-date personal computer or laptop
  • High speed internet connection
  • Microsoft Office 365 Software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote)
  • Speaker to hear recorded lectures
  • Internet browser
    • Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer for PC
    • Safari for Mac
    • If you have browser problems:
      • Please try a different browser. For PCs, Firefox or Google Chrome are recommended for the best performance in Blackboard
  • Printer or access to a printer
    • Allen College provides four printers for student use. Two are available 24/7 in the computer lab, one is in the Barrett Forum Library, and the other is in Winter Hall.
  • Examples of commonly used technologies in Allen College courses include:
    • Panopto
    • YouTube
    • Turnitin
    • ExamSoft
    • Collaborate Ultra
    • Adobe Reader

Please note that other possible technologies, such as Epocrates, subscriptions (such as to free email lists like Tomorrow's Professor, Faculty Focus, and the like), plug-ins, etc. may be required in specific courses. Information on obtaining these technologies will be provided in individual courses.

For program specific requirements, please click on the applicable link:


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate Nursing (Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Health Sciences

Associate of Science Degree in Radiography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Medical Imaging

Medical Laboratory Science

Public Health

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy