All FAQs

Do I need any particular software or video capabilities to be able to take an online course with CNF? Does it matter if I have a Mac or a PC?

The only specific software/hardware requirement is a webcam for the optional video conference (does not apply to boot camps). If you do not have a webcam, you can join the meeting by phone. Aside from that, CNF courses use a web-based platform that does not require any software other than a web browser (ideally, Google Chrome). The course platform is compatible with both Mac and Windows systems and can also be accessed from a smartphone or tablet. All class materials will be posted on the class website or will be found on web pages that are linked to the class website.

We recommend using a word processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word or Google Docs) to compose your writing; if you do not have a word processing program currently installed on your computer, you can download one here for free.