Scholars Academy Hardware and Software Requirements

Live, Online Classes Hardware and Software Requirements:  

  • Bandwidth: Internet connection must provide a consistent minimum download speed of 512kbps but 1mbs is recommended as measured by common Internet speed tests, e.g. www.speedtest.net and www.pingtest.net.
  • Connection: DSL/cable wired connection is recommended. Satellite connections are NOT recommended.
  • For best viewing, monitor should support 1024 X 768 or higher.
  • Run this test to determine if your system is compatible with the Adobe Connect classroom:  https://vpsa.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm 
  • Web Browser:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (IE has posed some issues with the Edify LMS)
    • Google Chrome. The latest release of Chrome does not have full Flash support and may not operate properly in the Adobe Connect classroom.
    • Safari 
  • Windows
    • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8; 2GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
    • Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8; 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows Vista 
  • Mac OS
    • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
    • Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8
    • No Adobe Connect Add-in support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). 
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or higher (11.2 or higher recommended) is required to view course content.  This software can be downloaded for no cost at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ 
  • While not a requirement, it is strongly recommended that a quality USB headset/microphone is used for all classes.  Speakerphones, cell phones, wireless microphones and low quality headsets cause voice fluctuations and noisy background audio.

 

Self-Paced Classes Hardware and Software Requirements: 

  • Bandwidth: Internet connection must provide a consistent minimum download speed of 2mb downloads, as the full quality video for Omnibus courses and 1mb minimum History courses as measured by common Internet speed tests, e.g. www.speedtest.net and www.pingtest.net.
  • Connection: DSL/cable wired connection is recommended. Satellite connections are NOT recommended.
  • For best viewing, monitor should support 1024 X 768 or better.
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 or higher (11.2 or higher recommended) is required to view Omnibus course content.  This software can be downloaded at no cost at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ 
  • Web Browser:
    • Mozilla Firefox - version 23 or higher
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - version10 or higher
    • Google Chrome – version 24 or higher
    • Safari – version 5.1 or higher 
  • Windows
    • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8; 2GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
    • Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8; 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows Vista 
  • Mac OS
    • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
    • Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8