Certain technology system and internet speed are required for courses that are taken online. To ensure your online learning is of best quality, please read below to see what you would need for your online courses.  

Combined Online Courses (COOL) & Real-time Online Courses (RTOL)

These courses involve scheduled online video class sessions as well as other online course work.

You can expect to use the following software and possibly others in your courses:

  • MS Teams (online video meeting software)
  • Brightspace / D2L
  • Respondus (Online test-taking software)

Internet Requirements

  • High speed internet

 

Computer Requirements:

PC computers and laptops:

  • Windows 10
  • 2 GB RAM memory
  • 3 GB hard disk storage
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • Webcam (built-in or external)
  • Microphone (built-in or external)

MacBooks:

  • MacOSX10.10 or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3 GB hard disk storage
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • Webcam (build-in or external)
  • Microphone (build-in or external)

See below for additional requirements for Practical Nurse, Pharmacy Technician and Immigrant Practitioner, and Technology/Design Programs.

We do not recommend using Tablets (such as iPads), Smartphones or Chromebooks.

PERFORM A TEST ON YOUR DEVICE HERE

 

You can expect to use the following software and possibly others in your courses:

  • Brightspace/D2L
  • Respondus (Online test-taking software)

Internet Requirements

  • High speed internet

 

Computer Requirements

PC computers and laptops:

  • Windows 10
  • 2 GB RAM memory
  • 3 GB hard disk storage
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • Webcam (built-in or external) -for Respondus
  • Microphone (built-in or external) -for Respondus

MacBooks:

  • MacOSX10.10 or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3 GB hard disk storage
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • Webcam (built-in or external) -for Respondus
  • Microphone (built-in or external) -for Respondus

See below for additional requirements for Practical Nurse, Pharmacy Technician and Immigrant Practitioner, and Technology/Design Programs.

We do not recommend using Tablets (such as iPads), Smartphones or Chromebooks.

PERFORM A TEST ON YOUR DEVICE HERE

These programs use the Honorlock online test-taking software which requires the following

  • A consistent high-speed Internet connection with a minimum 1.5 Mbps download and 750 Kbps upload
  • Webcam (built-in or external)
  • Microphone (built-in or external)

SYSTEM CHECK FOR HONORLOCK

SPEED CHECK FOR HONORLOCK

For these programs, please refer to the specific laptop / computer requirements listed on the respective program webpage.

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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