1. High-speed internet connection
Check your Internet connection at http://www.speedtest.net. At a minimum, your connection should meet the following standards:
Ping – less than 50 ms
Download Speed – greater than 10 Mbps
Upload Speed – greater than 2 Mbps
If any of your numbers are not within these standards, your experience in the virtual class may suffer. In this case, you should contact your Internet service provider to improve these numbers.
The webcam is built-in with most laptops. If needed, you can purchase one online for around $30. You can also use a modern smartphone to connect to our Virtual Classroom.
The microphone is built-in with most laptops or smartphones or can be purchased online for around $10.
4. Headset or speakers
A headset or ear buds will help you avoid echo and noise during the virtual class.