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Technology Req. Syllabus

Alvernia Online students are responsible for communications software and internet service. There are both minimum and suggested requirements for computer setup. The Blackboard learning management system, where students access their online courses, is accessible through the Alvernia Website at http://www.alvernia.edu/logins

Students who enroll in Alvernia online courses must possess basic computer skills and have regular access to appropriate computer hardware, software, headset & microphone and Internet connectivity in order to fully participate in coursework

PC-based

Minimum

Suggested

Processor Core2Duo i5 or i7
OS Windows XP Windows 7, Windows 8
RAM 1 GB 4 GB
Disk space 100 GB 250 GB or higher
Connection DSL Broadband, Cable
Browser Microsoft IE 9 Microsoft IE 10, Firefox 26, Chrome 31
Flash Player 11 11.9
Java 7 update 5 7 update 45

Mac-based

Minimum

Suggested

Processor Core2Duo i5 or i7
OS Snow Leopard 10.6 Mavericks 10.9
RAM 1 GB 4 GB
Disk space 100 GB 250 GB or higher
Connection DSL Broadband, Cable
Browser Safari 5.0 Safari 6 , Firefox 26, Chrome 31
Flash Player 11 11.9
Java Apple supplies their own version of Java. Use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu)
to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac.

Free programs, tools and media players

Below is a list of free downloadable browsers, programs and players that can be used to help you through your online learning experience.

Mozilla Firefox - web browser
Google Chrome - web browser
ZOOM – web/video conferencing
JAVA - required for Blackboard to function properly
Adobe Reader - to view pdf files.
Macromedia Flash Player - to view video podcasts
Windows Media (players, encoders and codes)
QuickTime Player - to view and stream multimedia
VLC Video Lan Player. – best free multimedia player
Skype – to communicate by audio, chat and video

Additional recommended technologies can be found on our Website at: http://de.alvernia.edu/resources/technologies/

rev.1/08/2014 by ML
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