ARCHIVED: For Oncourse, what are the general system and connection requirements?

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Oncourse is retired. For details, see ARCHIVED: About the Oncourse retirement.

Oncourse is a web-based application; as long as you have a recent version of a properly configured browser (see ARCHIVED: To access Oncourse, which web browser should I use?), a fairly recent computer, and at least a 56 K connection, you should be able to use Oncourse effectively.

Suggested system requirements

  • Screen resolution: Minimum 1024x768
  • Operating system: ARCHIVED: Windows 8.x or Windows 7; Mac OS X
  • JavaScript: Enabled in browser (most popular modern browsers have JavaScript enabled by default)
  • RAM: Minimum 512 KB; 1 GB recommended for faculty/authors/site owners
  • Connection speed: Minimum 56 K, DSL or cable strongly recommended

    You must have reliable Internet access (minimum 56 K modem) for satisfactory performance. Many courses require high-speed connections for interactive multimedia (e.g., PowerPoint, digital video). These requirements should be stated in the course syllabus. If your connection is slower than a 56 K modem, you may experience slow response times.

Other considerations

  • Depending on the types of materials used in your course, you may need additional programs to view and open files (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iTunes, Flash player, Windows Media player, Quicktime).
    Apple has discontinued support for QuickTime for Windows. Although Indiana University still supports this legacy software, media content owners should use alternative media delivery methods. Because QuickTime for Windows no longer is updated or maintained, the University Information Security Office advises uninstalling it, as the software may expose your computer to security threats.
  • Check with your instructor to determine what software you will need. Remember that IU students can download many common programs from IUware.
  • Instructors should include any software requirements in the course syllabus.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 16:13:43.