Our curriculum is a hybrid curriculum delivered in person and online

Technology Requirements

The Occupational Therapy curriculum is a hybrid curriculum delivered in person and online.

Admitted students are expected to be proficient when using a personal computer, including but not limited to sending and receiving email, using data and word processing software (primarily Microsoft Office software), using the Internet, and navigating the University of Minnesota and other websites. University of Minnesota Technology and Training Services offers training for a wide range of computing tools in the event that a student in the Program in Occupational Therapy needs skills improvement. Students must be enrolled in order to access these services.

Due to the hybrid and online delivery format of courses all students in the Program in OT must have consistent and reliable access to a computer and the Internet. Students in the Program in OT will need to maintain a minimum level of capacity and flexibility with computer equipment and other technological issues.


  • A laptop or desktop computer running either Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 -  OR
  • MAC running OS X 10.5 or later
  • A printer
  • A webcam and microphone
  • Speakers
  • Scanning capabilities

NOTE: While cell phones, ipads, and other tablets may be used to access Canvas courses, it is not recommended to use these devices exclusively. Canvas works best in a laptop or desktop environment. Quizzes, assignments or discussions may not function properly using cell phones or tablets.


  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, or FireFox browser
  • If you need any additional software, it will be stated in course syllabi
  • High-Speed Internet access. Dial-up Modem or DSL connections are insufficient to meet the course content requirements
  • The ability to use the University web-based email program to send and receive messages and attachments
  • Google tools such as Drive, Sheets, Docs. You will be given access to the University Google Suite upon acceptance into the program

Revised: April, 2021