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Technology and Support Services

Learning online with the George Washington University gives you free access to a variety of software and services to support your learning.

You can also receive 24/7 IT support through Martha Chat, GW’s easy-to-use virtual assistant. Get your questions answered or submit a request to our IT team.

Online Learning Hardware Requirements

GW uses the Blackboard learning management system, which allows you to contact your professors and access your coursework, readings, exams, grades and more in one location.

To use Blackboard, we recommend the following:

MacWindows-Based PC
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.7 or newerWindows 7, 8 or 10
Recommended BrowsersThe newest versions of Firefox, Chrome or SafariThe newest versions of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer

Though Blackboard works on tablets and smartphones, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for the highest-quality experience. 

If you have any questions about learning online with GW, request more information and a program manager will be in touch.