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Equipment for Remote Learning

This article will provide an equipment list/recommendations for remote learning. Please also see our general remote learning guide at


Equipment Recommendations

The following equipment is recommended for remote learning. We have also listed some specific products below that we have had good experience with. 

  • Laptop
  • Headset with microphone (or speakers/microphone)
  • WebCam (internal or USB; 1080 HD or better preferred)
  • Internet connection (cable/FIOS or WiFi preferred; Cellular connections often have limited bandwidth)
  • Printer


NOTE: There is currently a high demand for tech equipment including headsets/webcams. Some items may be back ordered/delayed. Prices also may change/increase.




  • Logitech C920s. Solid 1080 HD webcam. $70
    Note: This camera is affected by a industry-wide back order and we recommend placing your order now for delivery by fall semester. We do not recommend purchasing from third-party Amazon resellers (for often $150 or more). 

Internet Connection

  • Cable/FIOS or WiFi preferred (Cellular connections often have limited bandwidth)
  • Recommended connection speed for Zoom is at least 3MBps (download and upload).
  • City of Philadelphia - Staying Connected During COVID-19 Guide.


Financial Considerations: All students with concerns about affording technology for remote learning should contact

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