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Technology Requirements
for Online Learning

Hardware and Software Requirements for Online Learning

To help ensure your success as a CALUNIVERSITY student, you should be proficient using email, web browsing, configuring common browser options, and common productivity software.

Minimum Recommended
mswindowsPC User: 2 GHz processor
Windows® XP
2 GHz Dual Core Processor
Windows 7 or greater
appleMac User: Mac OS X 10.4 Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” or greater
internetHigh Speed Internet: 758 Kbps / 384 Kbps
Download / Upload
1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps
Download / Upload
browserWeb Browser: Internet Explorer 7
Mozilla Firefox 3.6
Google Chrome 9
Apple Safari 3
Internet Explorer 9 (or greater)
Mozilla Firefox 17 (or greater)
Google Chrome 23 (or greater)
Apple Safari 6 (or greater)
msofficeProductivity Software: Microsoft Office 2003 Microsoft Office 2010 (or greater)
adobereaderPDF Reader: Adobe Acrobat 9 Adobe Acrobat 11 (or greater)
emailEmail: Email Access Email Access

Proctored Exam Requirements for Accredited Degrees:

webcam A webcam with 1280×720 video pixel resolution
headphone Headphones or working speakers connected to the computer.
microphone A microphone connected to the computer.
flash Your browser must have Adobe Flash player installed. Download it Here

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