Technical Requirements

In order to have a successful educational experience in distance learning courses, there are minimum technology requirements that should be met. The University of Kentucky strongly recommends that each student purchase a personal computer. To review minimum recommendations and guidelines for your computer click here.

University of Kentucky distance learning students are also encouraged to acquire the following hardware, software, and Internet connection to ensure that all systems used by distance learning courses will function properly.


  • Headset with a microphone
  • Webcam (Recommended)


Internet Connection

  • 1 MBPS Broadband Connection

To test your Internet connection to see if it is sufficient, run the following speed test (Note: testing from campus is unnecessary and will result in abnormally high results):

If you have any questions or need assistance, the UKIT Service Desk is available for all supported student technology needs. Information for how to contact the Service Desk can be found here.