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Tech Requirements

Given the video and audio components for online courses, sufficient bandwidth is a crucial requirement for course functionality. Factors that have a direct impact on online course performance due to bandwidth include, but are not limited to: type of course in use, internal networking infrastructure and simultaneous use and home network capacity. The minimum bandwidth requirements are:

  • School: 20Mbps (50-100 Mbps recommended) download speed, 3Mbps upload speed
  • Home User: 3Mbps (5Mbps recommended) download speed, 512 kbps upload speed

A free bandwidth test is available at www.bandwidthplace.com to assess your computer’s download and upload speeds.

Browser support
You can see what the support statuses mean in the Browser support lifecycle.

Your system must have Java Runtime Environment 6 or greater to run the Equation Editor and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater to use the Record Audio and Record Video features.   Ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled.

Internet Explorer 8 was moved into maintenance mode with version 10.0, and will no longer be supported in the next version of the Learning Suite (10.2).
Browser  /  Status
Internet Explorer 10    Supported
Internet Explorer 9    Supported
Internet Explorer 8    Unsupported
Firefox 18 or newer  Supported
Firefox (older)    Unsupported
Chrome (newest)   Supported

Mac OS X
Browser    Status
Safari 6.0    Supported
Safari 5.1    Supported
Firefox 18 or newer    Supported
Firefox (older)    Unsupported
Chrome (newest)  Supported
Tablet support for Desktop Web
Browser    Status
Android Browser (newest)    Supported
iPad Safari (newest)    Supported
Playbook Browser (newest)    Supported

Mobile Web
Operating System/Browser    Status
iOS (Newest)    Supported
iOS 5 (Safari 5.1)    Supported
iOS 4 (Safari 5.0)    Maintenance
iOS 3 (Safari 4)    Maintenance
Android (Newest)    Supported
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)    Supported
Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)    Supported
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)    Supported
Android 2.2 (Froyo)    Supported
Android 2.1 (Eclair)    Maintenance
Android 1.6 (Donut)    Maintenance
Android 1.5 (Cupcake)    Maintenance
Blackberry 7    Supported
Blackberry 6    Supported