Hardware and Software RequirementsHardware and Software Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements

In order to attend classes online, you will need a high speed internet connection and modern computer. Our online courses are delivered over a system called Desire2Learn. Please run their system check on your computer. 

Minimum System Requirements

In order to make the most of your online learning experience, there are several technical requirements you will need to fulfill. Refer to the guidelines below to help ensure your online success:

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows XP, Vista, or 7
  • 1GB RAM
  • High speed internet connection (Cable, DSL, FiOS)
  • Working soundcard and speakers/headphones
  • One of the following browsers with Java enabled: Firefox 3.5 (recommended), Internet Explorer 7 / 8 (supported)

Macintosh

  • Mac OS X (Tiger 10.4 and above)
  • 1GB RAM
  • High speed internet connection (Cable, DSL, FiOS)
  • Working soundcard and speakers/headphones
  • One of the following browsers with Java enabled: Firefox 3.5, Safari 5

It is recommended that you have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed, Adobe Reader, QuickTime, and Windows Media Components (for Macintosh users). Some professors may require you to download additional software to complete course work.

Test Drive Online

All of our Global Online programs are delivered through an online learning management system called Desire2Learn.The system allows you to connect to your courses at anytime* and we have a dedicated 24 hour / 7 day a week Desire2Learn Help Desk that can assist you if you happen to run in to a technical difficulty within your course.

While we are unable to allow you access to the actual system, feel free to browse our Desire2Learn student information page. There you will find help documents and a video introduction that shows a student how they will log in to the system so that you can get a feel of what Desire2Learn looks like.

*Desire2Learn reserves the 4th Sunday of every month from 12:00am - 6:00am to perform routine maintenance on the system.

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