Technical Requirements

Distance Learning Technical RequirementsIn order to make the most of your online learning experience, there are several technical requirements you will need to fulfill. You must have access to a personal computer or a computer that you have administrative rights on so that you may install necessary plugins. You must also have a webcam, microphone and speakers set up on your computer.

Refer to the Windows or Mac guidelines below for System and Browser Requirements.

System Requirements

Windows Users (5)

Windows 7 or better

High-speed internet (DSL/Cable recommended)

Administrative rights to download required plugins

Webcam, Sound card, Microphone & Speakers

Internet Explorer 8.0 or Higher

Mac OS Users (5)

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or Higher (in classic mode)

High-speed internet (DSL/Cable recommended)

Administrative rights to download required plugins

Webcam, Sound card, Microphone & Speakers

Safari 6.0

Screen Resolution (1)

We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher. If you currently see a horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of your screen and would like to eliminate this, you can do so by resizing your screen. If you need help with your screen settings, please see our instructions for resizing your screen.

Browser Requirements

If a browser is not listed below it has not been tested on the online platform. A user risks running into problems with the course software if they choose to use a non-supported browser. Browsers listed below have been validated with the course platform.

Windows Users

Recommended Version: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0

Recommended Version: Mozilla Firefox 10.0

Supported Versions: Windows Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0 & 10.0

Supported Version: Mozilla Firefox 10.0 or higher

Mac OS Users

Recommended Version: Safari 6.0

Recommended Version: Mozilla Firefox 10.0

Supported Version: Safari 6.0 or higher

Supported Version: Mozilla Firefox 10.0 or higher