Technical Requirements for the Living School

Ensure that your computer has the appropriate requirements for full functionality in the online courses.

Computer System

  • For PC computers: Pentium 4 or better, Windows 7 or better operating system
  • For Macintosh computers: OS X
  • 4 GB of RAM (or more)
  • 1 GB of free disk space (or more)
  • Internet access via direct network connection (high-speed BROADBAND access) is highly recommended. Dial-up access will NOT WORK, and satellite access will be problematic.
  • Sound card and speakers or headset
  • Printer (optional)

Browser Requirements

We recommend the latest version of the browsers listed below (the first two are most highly recommended). Minimum versions for each browser are noted:

  • Google Chrome: 30.0
  • Firefox: 25.0 http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
  • Internet Explorer: 9 (available on your desktop) Note: Version 10 is required for drag-and-drop upload of content from outside the browser into the online course platform.
  • Safari: 6
  • Opera: 9 Note: Opera may not support all functionality in the online learning platform.

All browsers should have Cookies, Java (latest version), and Pop-ups enabled (Pop-up blocker must be turned off).

Additional Software Requirements

Download the latest version of the following software:

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