Remote Learning - PC "Better"

Student success is important. To effectively participate in remote learning, you are required to have reliable Internet access and a device that meets the suggested requirements below.

During the first week of the program, students will be instructed on how to download certain software products and how to access other products through the college server.

Suggested requirements

Software access and downloads

The college provides registered students access to free software downloads.

Available downloads for registered students:


To ensure the security and accessibility of your information in the event of a hardware failure, it is highly recommended that you save all work to your OneDrive provided through Office 365. This software is available for free to all registered students and 1TB of space is available on your OneDrive through your Conestoga student account.

This program has determined that a Windows-based PC is required. If you intend to use a Mac, you will be required to have your Mac laptop configured to run Windows-based software. There are two options that support this:

  1. Purchase and install Parallels Desktop for Mac (supported by IT Services, recommended)
    • Parallels Desktop for Mac allows you to run Windows and MacOS applications at the same time without rebooting.
  2. Install Boot Camp (comes with Mac)
    • Boot Camp allows you to boot into Windows or Mac OS. You will only be able to run one operating system at a time.