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Hardware Guidelines

Software Guidelines

Windows Operating System (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1)

  • Browser
    • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Office Productivity Suites
    • Word processing (Microsoft Word 2007 or later, Microsoft Office 2007 or later, OpenOffice)
  • Browser Viewers and Players
  • Other software may be required. Please consult the course syllabus.

Mac OS X (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard)

  • Browser
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Safari (not compatible with all university systems)
  • Office Productivity Suites
    • Word processing (Microsoft Word 2004 or later, Microsoft Office 2004 or later, OpenOffice)
  • Browser Viewers and Players
  • Other software may be required. Please consult the course syllabus.

Required Browser Settings

Please consult the browser documentation for specific procedures

  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Disable popup-blocking for each service (e.g. Moodle)
  • Disable additional Toolbars (AIM Toolbar, Google Toolbar, Yahoo Toolbar, etc.) as they can interfere with IUP online services
  • Install Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Connectivity Guidelines

IUP online services are best utilized when accessed via high-speed/broadband Internet connection such as DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed service. Dial-up service may be an option for course material and collaboration that does not rely on media rich content. Please consult the course syllabus for media-rich course material or connectivity requirements.

Other Media Players and Viewers

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