Computer Requirements

Hardware and software requirements

To get the most out of distance education, you will need basic computer skills, a reliable computer and a high-quality, high-speed Internet connection. Here are the basic hardware and software requirements.

Important Tips:

  • A laptop computer is strongly recommended
  • ANGEL is NOT compatible with any tablet or mobile browser
  • ANGEL is NOT compatible with iOS, Android, or WebOS products
  • 3G and 4G Hotspots should NOT be your primary internet connection
    or used for testing in ANGEL

Computer Requirements:

PC Requirements

»» Windows Vista or Windows 7
»» Dual Core Processor (Intel or AMD)
»» 13 Inch or larger screen
»» 2 Gigabytes of Memory (2 GB of RAM)
»» 80 Gigabyte Hard Drive (5 GB of free Hard Disk Space)
»» Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
»» Wired Network Connection for Testing
»» Anti-Virus Protection Software
»» Anti-Spyware Protection Software
»» Mozilla Firefox: http://getfirefox.com (available free)
»» Adobe Flash: http://adobe.com (available free)
»» Adobe Reader: http://adobe.com (available free)
»» Apple iTunes: http://apple.com (available free)
»» Apple Quicktime: http://apple.com (available free)
»» Sun Java: http://java.com (available free)

Mac Requirements

»» Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
»» Dual Core Intel Processor
»» 13 Inch or larger screen
»» 2 Gigabytes of Memory (2 GB of RAM)
»» 80 Gigabyte Hard Drive (5 GB of free Hard Disk Space)
»» Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 or 2011 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
»» Wired Network Connection for Testing
»» Anti-Virus Protection Software
»» Anti-Spyware Protection Software
»» Mozilla Firefox: http://getfirefox.com (available free)
»» Adobe Flash: http://adobe.com (available free)
»» Adobe Reader: http://adobe.com (available free)
»» Apple iTunes: http://apple.com (available free)
»» Apple Quicktime: http://apple.com (available free)
»» Sun Java: http://java.com (available free)

Internet Service Provider:

The most important component is a high-quality, high-speed Internet connection. We strongly recommend cable modem, DSL, ISDN or other high-speed broadband. Dial-up modems, while usable, will be frustrating.

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