Tech Requirements

Technology Requirements

In order to fulfill the requirements of Viridis Graduate Institute course curriculum all students are expected to have or have access to:

1) A personal computer;

2) Keep a VGI Gmail student e-mail account; 3) Have an appropriately working web camera for class meetings;

4) A headset with microphone is REQUIRED for online classes;

5) Reliable Internet connection for online classes (preferably hardwired / Ethernet connections for online class meetings).

PLEASE BE SURE YOUR COMPUTER IS UPDATED AND HAS A VIRUS PROTECTION PROGRAM.

ZOOM Technology

Viridis Graduate Institute utilizes ZOOM Meeting for all of our live real-time classes. This is a very user-friendly technology for students to join classes each week. Students are required to participate via computer, laptop, or iPad for all classes. In case of an emergency and Internet access is lost, students may join via TELEPHONE or iPhone.

The student receives an email invitation to JOIN the course and you follow directions to open Zoom. Training is provided at the Student Orientation Meeting.

We have provided a few short instruction videos to help orient you to ZOOM. Each short video will walk you through the JOIN process as well as making sure your audio and video are configured correctly.

VGI Student and Institution Information System: POPULI (https://viridis.populiweb.com)

Personal Login information is sent to each student once the enrollment process is complete.

Student Gmail Account

In order to help protect student privacy, all students receive a VGI Gmail account to be used while enrolled with Viridis.