To access the My GIA Education Portal and the Blackboard LMS, students are required to have a valid email address that is not shared with others (for security purposes). Students must also have access to a computer, tablet or mobile device with a stable Internet connection with the following recommended system requirements. 

Processor for PC
Intel® or AMD processor; 1.8GHz or faster processor

Processor for Mac
M1-M3 Apple Silicon processor

Tablets and mobile devices
Most recent version of iOS or Android

Operating system for PC
Windows 11 (64 bit), Windows 10 (64 bit) version 22H2 or later

Operating system for Mac
macOS v12, macOS v13, or macOS v14 (Sonoma)

8GB of RAM

Hard disk space
1.5 GB of available hard-disk space for English and other languages

Monitor resolution
1024x768 screen resolution

Browser for PC
Latest version of Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Safari

Browser for Mac
Latest version of Safari or Google Chrome

Although the recommended system requirements will offer the best My GIA Education Portal 
and the Blackboard LMS experience, the systems can operate with the following minimum operating systems:

Operating system for PC
Windows 8 or higher

Operating system for Mac
MacOS 11 or higher

Note: Support for Windows 8.1 and earlier, as well as macOS 11 and earlier, is no longer available.