Technology requirements

Technology requirements

Disk space

500GB (recommended)
160GB (minimum)

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Connection

Broadband
 

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Communication

Webcam/microphone (recommended)

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RAM

4GB (recommended)
2GB (minimum)

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Mac and PC specs

  Mac PC

Recommended
OS
RAM
Processor

Intel-based Mac Pro
OS 10.6
8GB

Intel Core i7
Windows 7
4GB

Minimum
OS
RAM
Processor

Intel-based iMac
OS 10.6
2GB

Intel Core i3
Windows 7
2GB

 


Flexible learning environment

SCAD eLearning is a multiplatform learning solution. Students can access and submit content through a variety of devices — mobile phones, tablets, desktops or laptops — for a customized learning experience.

  • Screen capture applications allow students to share images and videos with their classmates and professors.
  • Video conferencing allows students to participate in live classroom events or watch the events at a later, more convenient time.
  • Mobile devices allow students to document in-process work as it unfolds so peers and professors can view it and offer feedback.

This flexibility brings multiple advantages to both sides of the learning experience. As students submit images and videos for grading purposes, professors can respond with images and videos for teachable moments on the go. 

Orientation information

With the help of an online orientation course, eLearning students get all the information they need to know about the technology, software and resources that will be integral to their studies.

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Providing you with the tools for success

SCAD's mission includes providing students with the tools and technologies they need to be successful academically and in their professional lives. 

  • Autodesk
  • Maya 2013
  • Maya 2012 SP2
  • 3DS Max 2013
  • Unity 3D 
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Nuke 6 by The Foundry
  • Microsoft Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft DreamSpark download

This list is just a sample of the free tools and downloads available to fully enrolled eLearning students.

Help Desk

The Help Desk has extended hours to accommodate students located in different time zones and working outside normal business hours.

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