Technology Requirements

M.S. in Agronomy courses are accessed by computer from your home or place of business via the Internet. The courseware is primarily based inside the Canvas learning management system, and integrates interactive online course materials with other online communication tools such as Zoom.

Canvas System Requirements

Zoom System Requirements

Recommended minimum computer requirements:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Windows 10 (Updated to version 21H2 or later), or macOS 10.14 "Mojave" or later
  • A modern web browser:.e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office 365 (free to current students)

Microsoft Windows 10 operating system is available for free through the TechCyte website.

The Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications is available to students for free, as long as they are a student. For installation information, see the ISU ITS website article; "How do I install Office 365 applications on my personal computer?"

Other software tools are also freely available to students, such as Grammarly, a handy assistant for writing well. Information on installing Grammarly is at the CELT website.

Technical Support Staff