Computing Guidelines for Online Learning

Hardware Guidelines

Software Guidelines

Windows Operating System (8, 8.1, 10)

  • Browser
    • Mozilla Firefox (latest, ESR)
    • Microsoft Edge (latest version)
    • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Office Productivity Suites
    • Word processing (Microsoft Word 2013 or later, Microsoft Office 2013 or later, OpenOffice)
  • Browser Viewers and Players
  • Other software may be required. Please consult the course syllabus.

Mac OS X (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra)

  • Browser
    • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
    • Apple Safari (latest version)
    • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Office Productivity Suites
    • Word processing (Microsoft Word 2011 or later, Microsoft Office 2011 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