What you'll need
Te Kura is a leader of online learning. Students enrolled in online courses need access to a suitable device and internet connectivity. The following information is a guide only. The best choice will depend on individual circumstances.
You might have to supply your own materials or equipment for some courses. Check out our subject and courses page to find out what you need or talk to your learning advisor or teacher.
What you'll need to learn online
Here’s a checklist of the equipment or software you may need. We also recommend that you get insurance and warranty cover for your device.
|A suitable device: desktop PC, laptop, netbook or tablet PC
|Internet connection and data plan (we recommend 30GB of data per month)
|Internet browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari
|Webcam (may be built in to the device or separate)
|Headphones for languages courses
|PDF-editing software such as Adobe, PDF Escape
|Word-processing software such as Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Drive or Office Works
|An email account such as My Te Kura or Gmail
|A Gmail account for access to Google Docs
|Microphone (may be built in to the device or separate) for courses such as languages and music which require audio recordings
|Digital camera (either a dedicated camera or built in to a tablet or smartphone)
|Headphones are desirable for non-language courses
|USB and DVD drive
|Surge protector (for devices while they are plugged into the power supply)