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Online Services

Trine University issues a secure email account for each student. It is required that students check their email regularly as important information is sent to this email account including: emails from financial aid, business office, academic advisor, and faculty regarding online courses.

As a student with Trine University's TrineOnline, you will be eligible to receive free Microsoft Office software. This software is valid as long as you are registered at Trine University/TrineOnline. Trine University also utilizes a student portal "MyPortal", where students can check schedules, account information, FAFSA, and other important information. Moodle is the online learning environment for TrineOnline.

Technology Standards/Recommendations

Technology standards/recommendations are designed to meet our student needs. The university operating system standard is Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010.

All new students admitted to TrineOnline are required to have or purchase a computer that meets the IT minimum specifications below before starting their first class.

Trine University minimum specifications:

  • Windows 7 operating system or newer
  • Intel i5 processor or faster
  • 8GB RAM or more
  • 128GB or larger (1TB of cloud storage through OneDrive is provided)
  • Optical Drive (optional)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • 802.11 AC Dual Band or better
* Trine University provides students with the full Microsoft Office 2016 Suite at no cost. Visit the IT myPortal page for more information. **Chromebooks are NOT compatible with IT Specifications


For students majoring in information systems, please use the following minimum specifications:

  • 64 bit versions of Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, or 10
  • 3 Ghz or greater processor speed
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 128 GB or larger with 10GB of available hard drive space (this amount is needed to install software and provide a reasonable amount for storage of drawings, etc.) 
  • Graphics display and monitor capable of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • 802.11 AC Dual Band or better

To ensure a stable network connection for online courses, a reliable internet connection is required. WiFi hotspot devices may not be adequate.

TrineOnline students who qualify may be able to use their financial aid money to purchase a computer through the university bookstore. Students should contact the financial aid office for specific requirements and eligibility.