Technical Requirements (Closed)

Operating System (one of the following is needed)

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS 10.11 or higher
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)


  • 1 Ghz or faster CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Video card
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers (some assignments have audio components)


  • Microsoft Office 97 (or newer) or comparable office suite such as Open Office (free download available at
  • Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader 7.0 or greater (free download available at

Web Browser

  • We recommend one of the following:
    • Safari 11.0
    • Firefox 56
    • Chrome 61.0.3163
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled


  • Reliable internet connection that is fast enough to watch short videos and participate in live web conferences
  • E-mail account

Please note that this list is not necessarily exhaustive.  Some courses may have special requirements, such as web cameras.