Technology Requirements

Patten University requires the following technical specifications to ensure that students taking online classes can successfully take proctored examinations and complete their coursework. If you have questions, contact us at

  • Computer that runs at least Windows XP (Windows 7 recommended) or Mac OS X (or higher), with at least 1024 MB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • Webcam (resolution at least 640 x 480 with 1280×720 recommended)
  • Computer microphone (Many webcams have built in microphones.)
  • Computer speakers or headphones
  • Web browser (most current version) with Adobe Flash Player installed. Adobe Flash Player is a free download from
  • Reliable high-speed Internet connection of at least 1 Mbps (1.5 Mbps recommended)