Degrees & Programs

Instructional Systems Technology

Hardware and Software Requirements for IST Online Students

All students must have the following computer and connectivity configuration, at a minimum:


  • PC with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or higher; or Mac with OS X (version 10.3 or higher)
  • Memory: 2 GB or more recommended
  • 1024 X 768 screen resolution or higher
  • Speakers for sound or headphones
  • 160 GB Hard Drive (at least 20-40 GB free)
  • Printer

Connectivity Requirements:

  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • DSL/Cable Modem

Peripherals (access to the following is recommended):

  • Speakers and microphone (must be a headset)
  • Web-cam
  • Scanner

Software via IUWare:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Adobe Design Premium
  • Adobe Production Premium
  • Adobe Contribute
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 or higher; or Mac OS X Snow Leopard or higher

See for free downloads and discount prices on hardware and software for IU students.