Mod 2 Fall 2011

Technology Requirements

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. 

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




Processor Pentium III 500 MHz
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
OS Windows 2000 Windows XP
RAM 128 MB 512 MB
Disk space 1 GB 10 GB
Connection 56k Modem Broadband
Browser Microsoft IE 6 or Firefox 2.0 Microsoft IE 7 or Firefox 3.0





Processor G4 G5
OS 9.1 OSX
RAM 128 MB 512 MB
Disk space 1 GB 10 GB
Connection 56k Modem
Browser Safari 2.0 or Firefox 2.0 Safari 2.0 or Firefox 3.0

Free programs and 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
Adobe Reader - to view pdf files.
Macromedia Flash Player
Windows Media (players, encoders and codes)
RealPlayer 10
QuickTime Player

For Macintosh:
Mozilla Firefox for MAC users.
Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X
Windows Media Player 7.1 for Mac

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