Academic Year Technology Requirements

For all online GATE programs, students need access to the following:

  • Computer or laptop that is less than five years old with recommended bandwidth of 300 kbps.
  • Webcam
  • Microphone 
  • Email that is not school related 
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM or more is recommended for optimal performance
  • Turn off automatic updates during the program
  • Optional equipment: Computer Headset example (or similar model)
  • Chromebooks: Some districts may have some restrictions on external courses. You must check with your district to inquire about access to GATE classes. 

**Please note: Students are not permitted to use mobile phones for Zoom connection. Students need to be stationary at a location with their computer, webcam, and microphone ready for class.

Technology Requirements
Operating System Web Browser Screen Resolution
Windows 10 Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11 Minimum: 1024 X 768
Windows 8

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Javascript must be enabled

Minimum: 1024 X 768
Windows 7

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Javascript must be enabled 

Minimum: 1024 X 768
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher

Safari

Javascript must be enabled

 
iPad 4 or higher iOS 9 and up  

WiFi Hotspot Locations

If you do not have access to technology or Wi-Fi, please contact gifted@msu.edu at least 3 weeks prior to the program.