For additional support, reach out to the KWU I.T. department at (, situated in PH 190, or call extension 4631. You can also contact them directly at 785-833-4631.

Minimum Tech Requirements{expander}

Note: Chromebooks do not meet the minimum specifications.


  • Processor: Dual Core processor with a clock speed of at least 2 GHz or higher.

  • RAM: 8 GB (16 GB recommended for smoother performance).

  • Storage: Minimum 256 GB SSD (Solid State Drive) or equivalent.

  • Operating System: Latest version of Windows or MacOS.

  • Display: 13-inch screen or larger with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

  • Network Connectivity: Wireless (WLAN) and Network (LAN) NICs for reliable internet access.

  • Internet Access: Reliable high-speed internet connection for online research and coursework, if Off-Campus.

  • Web Camera: Integrated or external webcam for virtual classes and meetings.

  • Software: Standard office productivity suite (Microsoft Office 365 is Provided to all Students)

  • Security Software: Up-to-date antivirus and malware protection. (Malwarebytes Provided to Students upon request)

  • Browser: Latest versions of popular browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari).

  • Media Player: VLC Media Player or equivalent for multimedia playback.

Minimum Tech Skills for KWU Courses{expander}

To excel in a KWU course, students should:

  1. Familiarize themselves with the MyKWU & Canvas learning management systems (LMS) for communication with the course instructor, participating in discussions, submitting assignments, and taking tests.

  2. Demonstrate proficiency in composing, sending, and downloading emails, both with and without attachments.

  3. Develop the ability to create, edit, and submit word processing, presentation, and occasionally spreadsheet files.

  4. Master the basic skill of copying and pasting.

  5. Acquire the capability to download, locate, and install software applications and plug-ins as required for KWU courses.

  6. Note that certain courses may necessitate the use of headsets and microphones or other course-specific software or peripherals.