Distance Learning
Leather Briefcase with Faculty Help title
Student Backpack with Student Help title

What do you need?

Our online Learning Environment is web-based. The following table outlines the required and recommended computer options for you to successfully access your courses.

You can also use the Browser Check to see if things are good to go:
Browser Check - Perform the browser check (this link takes you to the course environment)

If your instructor has told you that you need the Respondus LockDown Browser to take tests and quizzes, you can download it from the Student Help page.

System and Software Requirements

Supported (bold is recommended by the vendor)

Operating System

Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X

Browser (Mac)

Firefox (newest), Chrome (newest), Safari 6.0, Safari 5.1

Browser (PC)

Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 9, FireFox (newest), Chrome (newest)


Video SVGA monitor
Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater is recommended

Internet Speed

Broadband speed is expected, ie. cable modem, DSL

Sun Java Runtime

Environment (JRE) JRE v1.4.2.x, 1.5.0.x, 1.6.x (update 10 and above is NOT supported)
(Required to run Equation Editor)

If you are unsure, you can download Java from their website.

Javascript and Cookies

Must be enabled

NOTE: On this site, handouts will be in PDF format (download Adobe Reader to view) and movies will be in Adobe Flash format (download Adobe Flash Player to view).