Access your courses from just about any computer with an Internet connection. Public access or workplace access may be limited due to firewalls.*
SLU utilizes Blackboard as its online course management system. SLU SPS courses may be accessed at http://myslu.slu.edu.
Specific courses may have additional hardware and software requirements; please read the syllabus from your instructor for further information.
At a minimum you will need to have the following:
*You should ensure that your Internet Service Provider does not have a firewall as it may interfere with certain online course features. This mainly happens in workplace settings. If you are accessing course content from a computer system at your workplace, be aware that many companies have strict firewall and internet security protocols and policies which may prohibit you from accessing course content.
**High-speed Internet access is recommended. Students using older, slower computers may have difficulty accessing the course or some of its functions or getting course pages to load in a timely manner. Likewise, connecting to the Internet via a dial-up connection will decrease the speed with which students can interact with course material; audio or video files will take substantially longer to load, and may appear choppy, or not at all.