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Hardware/software requirements for eLearn

The hardware and software requirements for eLearn are much the same as normal web browsing.

  • Firefox is the recommended browser for eLearn and Firefox is generally the most compatible browser.
  • Microsoft Edge (on Windows 10) is not currently supported and incompatible.

Students are encouraged to have at least two up-to-date internet browsers with the relevant Flash, Java and Quicktime plug-ins installed on their computer, in case compatibility issues lead to problems with access to eLearn.

Recommended minimum specifications

Operating System:

A computer that can run  Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or Mac OS10.9.

Peripherals

  • Headphones or speakers

Software

Browsers

At least one from the list below (we recommend that you have a second browser installed as backup).

To find out what browser and add on's, you are using click on this link: https://www.whatismybrowser.com/

Pop Up Blockers

Pop up blockers may also interfere with your course, please find the following details.

Here are some links with simple instructions for various browsers:

Mozilla Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pop-blocker-settings-exceptions-troubleshooting

Chrome -https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95472?hl=en 

Internet Explorer -http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/internet-explorer/ie-security-privacy-settings#ie=ie-9

Safari -https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6014396

Internet Speed Test

Run the bandwidth check at  Oz Broadband Speed Test

A connection speed of 256 KB - will give you reasonably fast connection causing little delay with downloads of large files and give you acceptable speeds for low quality audio streams. Video streaming or high-quality audio streams may not be possible.

A connection speed of 512KB - will give you sufficient bandwidth for eLearn.