Computer/Device Requirements - Virtual Classroom
The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for 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 device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.
You will need the following:
- Internet access
- One of the recommended web browsers listed for your device (below)
- Ability to hear audio
Member Center Requirements
The Member Center can be accessed with a device using one of the following web browsers:
Other web browsers may also work but are not supported.
Virtual Classroom Requirements
For live interaction, please use the browsers below for your device(s). Other browsers not listed may not allow you to participate fully.
|Device / Operating System||Preferred Browsers||Acceptable Browsers||Additional Equipment|
|Windows||Chrome (Google), Firefox (Mozilla)||Edge(Microsoft)||speakers / headset if not included (desktops)|
|Mac||Chrome (Google), Firefox (Mozilla)||Safari (Apple)||speakers / headset if not included (desktops)|
|Chromebooks||Chrome (Google)||speakers / headset if not included|
|iPad, iPhone (iOS 12.2 or higher)1||Safari|
|Android (6 or higher)1||Chrome|
- We can only offer limited support on the iPad and Android devices. Phones are not recommended because of the small screen size. For the best online learning experience, the use of a laptop, Chromebook, or desktop computer is HIGHLY recommended.