A computer with a basic set of applications and an Internet connection will always be necessary. For some courses, a smartphone may be sufficient, but you will generally need a desktop or laptop computer. Certain courses may require additional equipment such as cameras and microphones; your course instructors will inform you of such additional requirements.
You might also find the following apps useful for most of your courses.
Desktop apps and plugins
As a UP student, you can get a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365, which includes Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, among others.
Sign up for your free Office 365 account.
Zotero is a tool for managing citations and automatically (and correctly) formatting your reference list in your Word or Libre Office documents.
Download it from the Zotero website
|An alternative to Zotero is Mendeley. Your UP email account entitles you to the institutional version of Mendeley, which gives you:|
Grammarly is an online tool that you can use to spot grammar and spelling errors in (and improve the tone and style of) your writing. The free version of Grammarly should be sufficient for most of your writing needs during your studies.