Control room

Tech Requirements

Fall 2021 Semester will feature "blended" classrooms with face-to-face instruction being streamed online.

View a video explaning some of the audio/video and computer things you'll need. 

Link to Video about Tech Requirements

More videos at the bottom of this page.


  • A computer or laptop is recommended by not required. DIGI110 students are able to use laptops provided by the department *in-class time and designated open lab blocks only*. 
    If you are using your own computer, follow the minimum requirements below.
  • You should have access to a phone or video camera capable of sending video to your computer for editing. There is also equipment available from the department and Library.
  • It is possible, though not recommended, to complete the requirements on an iPad or tablet computer.
  • It is strongly recommended you have Zoom on your computer.
  • Facetime, Skype, and Facebook Messenger will also be useful.
  • If you are only in DIGI 110 and not planning to move further into Media Studies courses, any macOS or Windows laptop less than five years old should be adequate.
  • macOS users please use the free iMovie application.
  • Windows users please use one of the free applications below.
  • You can use any paid video editor as well (Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro, etc).
  • You are free to use your own audio/video equipment.


Suggested Minimums:

  • Computer running macOS 10.13 "High Sierra", or Windows 8 or later.
  • Intel Core i5 equivalent or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB hard Drive or 256GB SSD internal with larger external storage
  • Accessories:
  • 32GB USB Stick
  • 32GB SD Card
  • Video camera or phone capable of sending movies to your computer

Free Software Options:

  • For macOS Computers:
  • For Windows Computers:
  • For All Computers:

Short How-To Videos for some simple Techniques.

How to take a picture and upload it to D2L.

Screen capture from the Take a Picture and Upload video.

How to create a ZIP file for sharing multiple files.

Screen Capture from Zip Video

How to upload your video to VIUTube at

Screen Capture from Upload Video

Any questions on these requirements can be sent to the Media Studies Technician, Chris Alemany.