Choosing the Right Device

An overview of some of the devices you can use for remote learning.

Laptops and Desktops

Prioritize laptops and desktops if possible. These devices provide the best screen sizes, compatibility with learning managing systems (LMS) like Moodle, video conferencing platforms like BlueJeans and other productivity software.


With the use of applications, smartphones provide you with portability and convenience. Ensure that your smartphone is compatible with the applications used for your classes. Be mindful of limitations such as shorter battery life and screen size than laptops.


Tablets allow you to do much of what you could with smartphones and laptops. Tablets are portable, offer a wide number of applications, and are more useful at taking notes and reading online than smartphones.