Computer Requirements -
Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision
Counselor Education and Supervision
Students are expected to use computers for several important tasks in this doctoral program on a regular basis. First, all students are issued a Regent email account, and it is vital that students check their Regent email frequently. Second, doctoral classes make extensive use of a supplemental virtual learning environment called Blackboard. Students will need stable access to the Internet to use Blackboard. Weekly course materials, syllabi and even online assignments/exams are distributed or administered exclusively through Blackboard. Students may access Blackboard and their Regent email through the computer labs located on campus but it is strongly recommended that each student have access to a home computer for these purposes. Extensive use of the word processors for writing and revising papers is also expected. Students will typically have to access files in MS Word or PDF format. The program currently uses a Windows XP environment with Office 2007 applications as the standard work tools. Students are required to purchase and maintain a compatible laptop computer and to bring it to residency. Finally, students will need to create an ePortfolio using Blackboard portfolio or an external web authoring program.
The IT department for Regent University has compiled a list of recommended hardware and software. Students are encouraged to own personal computers that meet these recommended hardware and software guidelines.