Online Learning at Franklin

Learn when and where you want with flexible & convenient online classes

To meet the needs of busy adult students, we’ve transformed the traditional classroom learning environment into a supportive and engaging online learning experience. Once a pioneer among accredited online universities in Ohio and beyond, today Franklin is a top-ranked private, nonprofit online school in Ohio because we provide high-quality online academic programs that help students achieve their education goals.

Preview the Online Learning Environment

If you are anxious about online learning, don’t be. Franklin has been using the online space to improve access to high-quality, in-demand degrees for nearly 30 years. See what the online learning environment looks like and learn more about the tools available to assist in your learning.

Technical Requirements

At Franklin University, you may use your own laptop or other device to complete your online classes. Your devices must meet or exceed our hardware, operating system and software specifications, otherwise you may not have access to some of our systems. To take advantage of all student technology resources, you must be able to load software onto your computer. Some courses may require additional software. Franklin University’s Help Desk is happy to provide support, but may not be able to offer assistance for devices that do not meet these requirements.

Please check your device for these hardware and software requirements:

General Technology Requirements

    Operating System and Software Requirements:

    • Current Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows 7 minimum, Windows 10 recommended (not Windows 10 S Mode). 
      • Chromebooks, Apple products, and devices with Windows 10 S Mode enabled do not meet our minimum requirements. Such devices are not able to install and open certain applications specifically designed for Microsoft Windows.
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Access). Students can get free Office here
    • Virus protection – updated and scanned regularly
    • Up to date versions of Internet browsers required:
    • Google Chrome – required for BlueQuill


    Minimum Hardware Requirements:

    • Dual Core processor at 1 GHz or faster
    • 4 GB RAM minimum 
    • 40 GB or higher of available hard drive space at the beginning of each term
    • 1024 x 768 minimum resolution display
    • Integrated PC microphone and speakers or a headset with microphone
    • A high speed internet connection with a download speed of 4 Mbps or faster (Use of satellite, cellular, or public access internet may result in poor performance)


    Incompatible Hardware:

    • Chromebooks
    • Apple products
    • Devices with Windows 10 S Mode enabled

    These incompatible device types do not meet our minimum requirements as they are not able to install and open certain applications specifically designed for Microsoft Windows. 


    Because technology changes rapidly, these requirements are subject to change without notice.

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