Technology Expectations for Students

Courses at San Jacinto College will require the use of some or all of the following:

  • Computer with Internet access (computers are available on campus for students in the open lab and campus libraries);
  • A San Jacinto College email address;
  • Blackboard learning management system;
  • Productivity software: word processor, presentation tools, spreadsheet, etc.;
  • Windows Media Player; and
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.

In addition to the recommended software listed, some courses might require the use of additional software. Check the course syllabus to determine what software you may need to access. Students can check compatibility of their browser and plug-ins using the Test Your Browser link on the My San Jac page in Blackboard to verify version compatibility. Students taking exams in the Blackboard system should make arrangements to test on a machine using a hardwired Internet connection to avoid being dropped due to loss of network access during the test.

Recording by Students

The College prohibits students from engaging in inappropriate or unauthorized use of electronic recording devices such as cell phones, cameras, audio/tape recorders, video recorders, electronic tablets, and any other electronic or mechanical devices/systems that are capable of recording audio, human voices, images, or video.  For more information about processes, restrictions, and permitted electronic recordings, see the College website for the associated policy and procedure.