System Requirements


Proper usage of email

Student e-mail addresses for course access must include student names (It is difficult for teachers to interpret e-mail fun names). Most Internet e-mail allows people to change e-mail addresses. Students should change their e-mail so it reads: “firstinitiallastname@internet address” (such as: ). To do this, students simply choose a different e-mail address. If your name is taken, then please use one of these options: (d_smith or dsmith234 or dsmith123456).


System Requirements

Basic technical requirements include:

  • PC with a Pentium Processor and Windows 95 or higher, or Macintosh with a Power PC Processor and System 8.5 or higher
  • 64 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Direct network connection or 56K modem with Internet access
  • Sound card and speakers (for courses where hearing sounds is necessary, such as a foreign language)
  • Hard drive with at least 40 MB available
  • A current web browser


Technical College Requirements

Minimum System Requirements to Run Educator
When taking an online course, meeting the minimum browser and hardware requirements is critical. If you don’t meet these requirements, the online course software will not work properly for you. Listed below are the minimum system requirements for all Educator software users.

PC Users: (Minimum Requirements)

  • Minimum Pentium III
  • 64 MB of RAM plus an additional 8 MB of RAM for each Office application (such as Microsoft Word)
  • Internet access
  • 210 MB of available hard disk space
  • Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows XP

MAC Users: (Minimum Requirements)

  • G3, 266 MHz
  • 128 MB of ram
  • Internet access


Internet Connectivity

  • Internet access
  • An email account
  • Internet Web Browsers (ie. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)



Some courses may have supplemental materials such as audio, video or other multimedia that require plug-ins in order to view. The plug-ins can be downloaded for free and installed on your computer. Course materials that need these will clearly state so in the on-line documentation. It may be helpful to set up some of the most common ones as many web sites also have content that need these plug-ins.

Some of the most common plug-ins used on the Web are listed below.

To view PowerPoint presentations if you don’t have PowerPoint on your computer or to view MS Word documents if you don’t have MS Word on your PC. If you already have Microsoft Office software especially PowerPoint and Word on your computer, you will not need the viewer. Search the downloads at Microsoft for this file.

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