Technical Requirements

If you are ready to get started with online classes, the following information will help you get your computer prepared.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) Requirements

Users connecting to the Online Learning server must meet the minimum required Internet Service requirements:

Minimum Required Speed Dial-Up (56 Kbps)
Recommended Speed Cable (27 Mbps) or DSL
Types Supported Dial-Up, ISDN, Cable, DSL, T1, T3

Software Requirements

Operating System Windows or Mac environment
Web Browser Internet Explorer or Mozilla FirefoxGoogle Chrome and Safari are not supported browsers and users will have technical issues in ANGEL if they use these browsers!
Webmail (Student E-Mail Account) Can be accessed through any internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)
Word Processor Microsoft Word is the word processor software required for many courses – NOT Microsoft Works or Corel WordPerfect!

Refer to the Interactive Course Schedule for the version of Microsoft Word that is required

Consultation with the course instructor about additional software requirements before registering for an online course is highly recommended.

Plug-ins JavaScript must be installed and enabled.
Virus Protection Any Anti-Virus program will work as long as it is installed on your computer and kept up to date with the updates.

Examples: Free Edition AVG, Norton Anti-Virus, McAfee Virus Scan or Trend-Micro PC-cillin

Operating System Requirements

Macintosh Users
  • Mac OS X (10.1 or higher)
PC Users
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7

Web Browser Requirements

For the PC:

Microsoft Windows XP Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Windows Vista Mozilla Firefox 3

For the Mac:

Mac OS X (10.1 or higher) Mozilla Firefox 3