Technology Requirements for Remote Learning

Olin has a responsibility to verify that students enrolling in remote learning courses at Olin are able to access the educational program in which they are enrolled. This includes ensuring that students participating in our distance learning modes have adequate technology to ensure that access. Therefore, a requirement for participating in courses in remote learning mode is that students have regular access to the minimal requirements technology requirements of an adequate computer (minimum for video is operating camera and audio/speakers/microphone/headphones appropriate for group video engagement) and internet (at least1 megabit/second upload and 1 megabit/second download bandwidth, per person, and <500ms network latency). For computational coursework (including SolidWorks), a computer with a Windows 10 system, <5 years old, with Intel i7 dual-core 2ghz+ processor, discrete graphics, 8 gig RAM, and solid state hard drive are adequate. Olin student laptops, purchased Fall 2016 and later, meet this requirement. For student on the Olin campus, the campus internet meets the internet requirement. The IT Wiki has more information on testing and maximizing internet connectivityContact Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, Associate Dean of the Faculty ( with questions about these requirements.