eLearning Requirements

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. 


Hardware Requirements


1. Computer Speed and Processor

  • Use a computer no older than 5 years when possible
  • 4 GB of RAM, 8 GB is preferred
  • Dual core Intel i3, i5, i7 or AMD Ryzen CPU
  • 128 GB Harddrive, Solid State Disk (SSD) is preferred


2. Screen Resolution


Moodle or Catapult is best viewed at a minimum of 1024 x 576.


3. Internet Capability


Though Moodle has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments many of the multimedia resources will use require high-speed/high-bandwidth Internet access.

A minimum of 512 Kbps is need for Moodle or Catapult, Online courses using video conferencing zoom or MS Teams require 1.0 Mbps up and down.


Software Requirements


1. Operating System

  • Windows 8.1 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.13 and newer

2. Mobile Operating System

  • iOS 13 or iPadOS13 and newer
  • Android 7.0 and newer

3. Web Browser

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

4. Browser Plugins

  • Adobe Reader or similar function
  • Flash Player

5. Productivity Applications

  • Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Google Apps

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