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Technical Assistance

For successful completion of the MSU Distance Education program, we recommend that students have Internet access via DSL or equivalent broadband connectivity.

Traditional dial-up Internet services do not provide adequate support to the many technologies used within the program.

The following software and procedures are necessary for the courses to run smoothly. Please complete the following:

  1. Download and install Firefox ESR. (Installation instructions)
  2. Download the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
  3. Download VLC Media Player.
  4. Additionally, some instructors may require the purchase of specific technologies. Check the course syllabus for specific requirements.


The Canvas Guides and Videos will get you started with the basics of Canvas:



Other Issues

Students registered in distance courses may contact the Center for Distance Education Help Desk for technical assistance. Please call 662.325.0278, email or fill out the form below.


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