eLearning Requirements

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Our recommendations and minimum system requirements are meant to provide general guidelines on which computer

configurations work best. Having a higher system and latest software versions will result in faster and more efficient learning.

Most PC's and Mac computers manufactured within the last 5 years will have the minimum requirements to complete eLearning material adequately. 

 

Personal Computers:

Hardware Requirements

Processor: Minimum 400 MHz processor, recommended: Pentium IV 1.6 GHz

RAM: 512MB RAM minimum

HDD (Hard Disk Drive): 5 Gb +

Sound: 16-bit sound card, with speakers or a headset (optional)

Screen Resolution/ Display: 1024 by 768 (minimum)

 

Software Requirements

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows7. 

 

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 7 & 8

Mozilla Firefox version 3.6 with JavaScript support in the browser configuration

Browser zoom must be set to 100%

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Apple Mac Computers:

Hardware Requirements

Processor: MinimumIntel 1Ghz + 

RAM: 512MB RAM minimum

HDD (Hard Disk Drive): 5 Gb +

Sound: 16-bit sound card, with speakers or a headset (optional)

Screen Resolution/ Display: 1024 by 768 (minimum)

 

Software Requirements

Operating System: Apple OS X version 10.5 or higher

 

Browser

Safari 3, 4 and 5 / Firefox 3.5 with JavaScript support in the browser configuration

Browser zoom must be set to 100%

 

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Internet connection
Broadband internet connection such as cable modem or ADSL is highly recommended for speed and loading of video or audio content.

It is however still possible to access eLearning content via a Dial up connection.

 

Email Address

Having access to an  email address is recommended for communications related to your course participation. You may receive correspondence such as enrolment forms, login information and course infrormation.

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Plug-ins

Some course content may require the following free software installed.

Adobe PDF logo

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For an introduction on internet skills please  click here to see some tutorials by GCF.