Online Learning Checklist

Imagine yourself as an online learner with the ability to “attend” class anytime and anywhere you have internet access – at home, at work, at the library or even at your local coffee shop!

At United, you now have the ability to complete some courses online, limiting your need to travel or relocate for seminary.

Online Courses

When you take an online class, discussions take place through postings, you communicate via email or chat, and your assignments are submitted electronically. Although much of the coursework is completed independently, there are established deadlines, enrollment periods and completion dates. Assessments of your work may be given to you online, through a proctor in your area, or even through a local church or library. Distance courses generally follow the same schedule (term) as traditional face-to-face courses and require at least as much time. They provide the same quality of education as our traditional courses with the added flexibility of attending class from any location with Internet access.

What do you need to begin online learning at United?

Take our Online Learning Readiness Quiz to find out if online learning is a good fit for your learning style. If you are ready for online learning, a reliable computer and internet access are all you need to get started. Review the following checklist to make sure your equipment meets our minimum technology requirements:

  • Operating System
    • PC: Window XP or newer
    • MAC: OSX 10.6 or newer
  • Speed and Processing
    • 1 GB of RAM or more
    • 2GHz processor
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB or more
  • Soundcard and speakers and/or headphones
  • Display: CRT or LCD, 15″ or larger
  • Recommended Browsers
    • Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (Windows only), Edge (Windows only), Respondus Lockdown Browser, Safari (Mac only)
    • You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser.

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