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Tech Requirements

Credit Recovery courses can be completed using a variety of modern computers and software. The table below highlights the main technical requirements. Specific courses may require additional software. The requirements for each course are noted in the course catalog and in the course itself. Any additional software will be free of charge and provided to you or you will receive directions on how to obtain it.

   Windows  Mac
 Operating System  Windows XP or later  OS 10.4 or higher
 Browser  Mozilla Firefox is the preferred browser, but our courses are accessible on a variety of modern browsers including Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer. Be sure to use the most recent version of your browser.

 Mozilla Firefox is the preferred browser, but our courses are accessible on a variety of modern browsers including Chrome and Safari. Be sure to use the most recent version of your browser.
 Browser Plug-ins  The browser used for course access should be JavaScript enabled and have updated versions of Adobe Reader, Sun Java, and Adobe Shockwave player.

 Media Players  Courses use common media files such as .mp3, .m4v, and .mov. Students need software to open media files such as an updated version of Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

 Productivity Software  Students need office productivity software to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. This can be accomplished with software like Microsoft Office or Open Office. Alternatively, web-based tools like Google Docs or Zoho can also be used.

 Audio  Speakers and microphone or headset.

 Internet Speed  56k modem required. DSL or cable modem recommended.

 Video  SVGA monitor with a resolution of at least 800 x 600.

 Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE v1.4.2, 1.5.x, 1.6.x are required to run the equation editor. JRE 1.6 update 13 is recommended. 

 JavaScript and cookies  Both JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.