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

  • 5 Mbps Broadband Connection Minimum

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