Technical requirements

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Disk space

500GB (recommended)
160GB (minimum)

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Connection and communication

Webcam/microphone (recommended)

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4GB (recommended)
2GB (minimum)

Mac and PC specs

OS Features Mac PC


Intel-based Mac Pro
OS 10.6

Intel Core i7
Windows 7


Intel-based iMac
OS 10.6

Intel Core i3
Windows 7


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. 

eLearning technical support

The SCAD Help Desk is the first point of contact for any technology assistance from the university. Sensitive to the scheduling needs of eLearning students, the Help Desk offers extended hours to students located in different time zones and working outside normal business hours. The Help Desk can assist with hardware- and software-related issues, as well as problems with the MySCAD intranet. Students simply log in to submit new requests.

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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
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Mudbox
  • Unity 3D
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

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


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