Prepare Your System

Internet Access

Faculty must access and use their own internet account to connect to their on-line courses.  An internet account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) providing SLIP/PPP connections is required (freenet accounts will not work).


High speed is recommended for the ideal learning experience. However, for the patient faculty, a 56k Dial Up connection will work. Cable or DLS connections will also work.


In some instances, it may be necessary for some faculty to upgrade their web browser programs. Technical assistance is available.


Operating System Minimum: Windows 98
Recommended: Windows 2000 or above
Minimum: Mac OS 9.x
Recommended: MAC OS X 10.0 or above
Processor Minimum: Pentium 166 MHz
Recommended: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher
Minimum: G3 Processor
Recommended: G4 or higher
Memory (RAM) Minimum: 64 MB
Recommended: 256 MB or more
Minimum: 64 MB
Recommended: 256 MB or more
Internet Browsers

Internet Explorer 8.0

Google Chrome Vr 14 PC

FireFox 6.0

Safari 5.1

Google Chrome Mac

FireFox 7.0

Safari 5.1

Office Suite Microsoft Office 2000 or above Microsoft Office 2001 or above


LMS Tutorials >>

Required Plugins



Web 2.0 Tools

  • Wiki icon

    Wiki Space Tool:
    Wiki Space tool will also be used as a part of the learning activities noted in the Modules.  There are a number of pages on the wiki that correspond with specific content and activities.  You are encouraged to contribute to these wiki pages, as they are only as good as our collaborative effort.

  • Tumblr icon

    Tumblr Tool:
    We are using Tumblr  as our discussion board.  A particular discussion topic, related to the module material will be available for you to provide your comments.  You do not need an account to participate, but you may want to setup a site of your own once you become more comfortable with the tool!