Technical Requirements

We recommend you meet the following minimum technical requirements for a smooth online classroom experience:

  • PC (XP/Vista/7) or Mac (10.2+)
  • Speakers (internal or external) and a microphone
  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Firefox 2.0+ recommended
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0 (in compatibility mode) also supported
  • Internet Explorer 9.0 and Safari 3.0+ are compatible with most functionality

What do I need to know?

We’ll teach you to use the conferencing software and other applications you need for individual classes, but it’s best if students come prepared with proficiency in the following:

  • Email
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Uploading, downloading, and attaching files
  • Navigating the Web

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