Academic Technology Central

Technical Requirements and Recommendations

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In order to participate in your courses on iLearn, you are required to have the following:

  • A computer with a broadband Internet connection
  • A modern, up to date web browser
  • Note: Some elements of iLearn, such as taking a quiz, require JavaScript to be enabled
  • A valid e-mail address registered with SF State
    • Regular SF State faculty and staff are required to use their SF State ( e-mail accounts with iLearn.
    • Regular SF State students are required to use their official SF State email ( More information about student email can be found at
    • CEL and Open University students should indicate their preferred e-mail address through the MySFSU page. Click the Email Options button at the top of the page to indicate a preferred e-mail or set forwarding options. CEL students are not required to purchase an SF State e-mail account to use iLearn, however a valid e-mail address is required.
  • Software Recommendations

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    Mac OS X users can open Microsoft Word documents in TextEdit if they do not have Microsoft Word.

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