Technology requirements include a PC or computer with Windows-based operating system*, Microsoft Office (2010 version or newer), Adobe Reader, a high speed internet connection, and a webcam. If needed, current UTC participants may download Microsoft Office 365 Education for free (link: Office 365). All doctoral courses utilize the online learning platform, currently UTC Learn / Blackboard (link: UTC Learn). Each doctoral participant is expected to demonstrate basic computer skills. The Learning and Leadership Program requires all participants to use Microsoft Office (2010 version or newer), EndNote bibliography management software, SPSS statistical analysis software, and other potential software, which the university provides at no charge for all students and faculty. Most deliverables for the program are submitted in Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Please note that you must have administrative rights to the computer you will use during Induction and coursework in order to install necessary software. Complimentary wireless Internet access will be available at the Induction site and for all coursework.
*We highly recommend using a PC type computer. Our program faculty and staff utilize Windows and Microsoft software; therefore, a PC type computer is preferred to ensure compatibility. While the majority of the required software programs are available in both PC and Mac formats, select software programs are not available for use with the Mac operating system and require a Windows-based operating system. Some participants have experienced difficulty and noticed differences when formatting documents when using a Mac Operating System (Mac OS).