The educational platform used for the online courses at Towson University is Blackboard. Students do not have to purchase this software.
Towson University's minimum technology standards for accessing our online services and learning system environment are defined on the Minimum Technology Requirements page.
Please Note: While these are minimum specifications for basic access, Towson University strongly recommends a broadband connection (DSL, cable modem, etc.) to facilitate a more successful experience and robust learning environment. Please check with your program coordinator for more specific technology requirements.
Towson University recommends the Microsoft Office suite to facilitate most course-related work. It is strongly recommended that you check with your program coordinator for information on required discipline-specific software. Academic discounts for many common applications are available through the University Store.
For academically-priced discounts on the purchase of a new DELL or APPLE computer, please visit the OTS Educational Discounts page.