Technology Requirements

  • Before registering for a course, make sure to review and software requirements. For example, some courses may require that students have access to particular software applications. It will also be helpful to have a backup plan in case you have technical difficulties and are unable to use your computer for any period of time.
  • The course management system adopted by FCC is Blackboard Learn version 9.1. All of the requirements below refer to compatibility with Blackboard 9.1.
  • Blackboard is integrated into almost all courses at Frederick Community College. Since you are required to use Blackboard in your courses, it is necessary that you have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet.
  •   Internet Access

  • You must have access to the Internet. A broadband Internet connection is preferred, but not required. It will be helpful to have a backup plan in the event that you have technical difficulties and are unable to use your internet connectionfor any period of time. FCC’s Learning Commons is open during normal operating hours, and has many open use computers available for you.
  •   Supported Operating Systems and Browsers

  • We recommend that your device is fairly current, and all of your software is up to date.  
    In order for Bb to function properly on your computer, you must use a compatible Operating System and web browser. To verify that your device is up to date, please click here.  To check the supported browsers, plugins and operating systems supported by Blackboard, click here
  •   Software Requirements

  • Before registering for a course, be sure that you have checked the software requirements. Some courses may require students to have access to specific software applications. Frederick Community College provides all students and employees with Microsoft Office365 for home use. 
  • For instructions on how to obtain your free install, please click here.
  •    Email

  • FCC provides every student with an email address. You are required to use this email address for all communication regarding classes. To access your email, please click here. Instructions for how to log in to your email address are on the log in page.

    Page Revision Date 5/20/2017