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.
While tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of coursework, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. Android and iOS operating systems are not fully supported, although the Canvas Student app is available for iOS and Android.
Thus, it is recommended that you have access to a Windows or MacOS-based computer to complete coursework in the event your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course.
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?"
Students who need assistive technologies might have different computer and technology requirements. Please check with Student Accessibility Services to determine the requirements for the specific technologies needed to support you in your online classes.
Other software tools are also freely available to students, such as Grammarly, a valuable assistant for writing well. Information on installing Grammarly is at the CELT website.
The Agronomy Development Lab is available to support your technical needs as they pertain to the MS Agronomy program and help you solve any issues that arise. The Dev Lab has included Glenn Wiedenhoeft (pictured) since its inception.
You can reach the Dev Lab staff with technical issues by emailing email@example.com. The Dev Lab staff typically responds to requests within 24 hours during regular business hours. All requests made during the weekend will be addressed first thing Monday morning.