The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by Electa Live.  It fully supports the Windows and the Mac OS X platform (see below for versions supported). Limited support is available iOS(iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a laptop or desktop computer is HIGHLY recommended.  Electa Live has less functionality with iPads and Android tablets.  For more information please see Technical Help.

You will need the following:

  • Internet access
  • Permission to install a small program or app
You only need to be able to hear audio (i.e. speakers or headphones) to participate in the live lectures; you do not need a webcam or microphone. The instructor uses a microphone. Clients use the text chat window and virtual classroom toolbar to interact in class.

You can test and prepare each computer or device by clicking the button below. If the test does not work, you may need to work with your IT department to allow access through your company's firewall.

Test your system now and click the Enter the American Test Room button when you see it.


Learn more: Connecting to the Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom Requirements

 

Windows Platforms

Mac OS X Platforms

iOS (iPad)1

Android Tablet1

Operating System (OS)

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10

10.8 +

Minimum: iOS 6.0

Minimum: 2.3.3

Minimum Processor Memory2 4GB 4GB  -  -

Recommended
Web Browsers

Latest versions of
Mozilla Firefox™
Google Chrome®
Microsoft Edge®

Latest versions of
Mozilla Firefox™
Google Chrome®

Apple Safari®

Mozilla Firefox™
Google Chrome®

Supported Browsers Mozilla Firefox™ 17.0
Google Chrome® 23.0
Microsoft Edge® 1
Internet Explorer® 10 or newer

Mozilla Firefox™ 17.0
Google Chrome® 23.0
Apple Safari®

- the built in browser
Unsupported Browsers Internet Explorer® 9.0 or older - - -
Additional Hardware Speakers if not included - - -
Optional Headset or headphones

 

  1. We can only offer limited support on the iPad and Android devices. For the best online learning experience, the use of a laptop or desktop computer is HIGHLY recommended.
  2. Processor memory is different than storage memory. Most devices have between 2GB and 16GB of processor memory.

Learn more: Connecting to the Virtual Classroom