System Requirements

System Requirements

Carefully review the following information to verify your student’s technology support system meets the requirement for Internet Academy and our content partners.

Every student needs to have access to a laptop or desktop personal computer. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest: if your computer is 5 years old or younger, it’s probably a-ok!  But, it must be a fully-functioning personal computer. An iPad or tablet or other mobile device (including some Chromebooks) do not display Adobe Flash content and does not meet the minimum system requirements.

Run System Check-Up 

BrowserOperating SystemRAM

Chrome  or Firefox preferred, the most current version.
Browser versions must be updated as releases occur to insure stability.

Flash & Java must be enabled.

Windows

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
  • Audio: 16-bit soundcard or equivalent; speakers; headphones with microphone
  • Display: 1024×768 pixel resolution; 256+ color depth

Macintosh

  • Operating System: OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Audio: 16-bit soundcard or equivalent; speakers; headphones with microphone
  • Display: 1024×768 pixel resolution; 256+

At or above OS recommendations, plus 1 GB free RAM

 

Internet Connection SpeedsPartner System Requirements Mobile Devices (Tablets, iPad, Phone, etc)
Reliable internet connection, including:

  • 0.5 MBPS upstream bandwidth
  • 1 MBPS download bandwidth

Check  your connection speed at speedtest.net

Verify each system

  • All students must have access to a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Apps exist to access course content on a mobile device and students are encouraged to explore them as an option in addition to their personal computer.
  • Courses will contain content and features that may not be compatible with a mobile device.