System Requirements for Online Learning

In order to successfully participate in online courses, you will need the following technology and system requirements.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer or laptop (Windows or Mac will work)
  • High-speed Internet connection

System Requirements

Internet Browser:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or above or Firefox (This browser is highly recommended for both Windows and Mac users.) Free download:


For Windows:

For Mac:

Powerpoint Viewer for Windows Powerpoint Viewer for Mac
Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac
Real Player for Windows Real Player for Mac
Macromedia Flash Player for Windows Macromedia Flash Player for Mac
Macromedia Shockwave Player for Windows Macromedia Shockwave Player for Mac
Java for Windows Java for Mac


  • AOL users: Do not use AOL browser.
  • Internet Explorer can potentially cause running errors.
  • Opera and Safari will not show build-in html editor in Moodle.


Windows XP or Vista, high speed connection to the Internet


Mac OS X and a high speed connection to the Internet

Pop-up Blockers

These programs can interfere with opening video clips, bulletin boards, seeing images during tests and accessing your course grades. If you have pop-up blockers installed, you may need to disable them. You may use the following links to help with disabling your pop-up blocker:

If you have additional questions regarding system requirements, please contact the Helpdesk at 559-453-3410 or at or by fax at 559-252-8847.