Computer Requirements - Virtual Classroom

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by eLecta Live.  It fully supports the Windows operating system. Limited support is available for Macs, iOS(iPads), and Android Tablets. For the best online learning experience, the use of a laptop or desktop computer is HIGHLY recommended.  ELecta Live has less functionality with iPads or 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)2

Android Tablet2

Operating System (OS)

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10

10.8 +

Limited1  - 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 (Leopard, Snow Leopard)

Minimum: iOS 6.0

Minimum: 2.3.3

Recommended
Web Browsers

Mozilla Firefox™ 17.0 or newer
Google Chrome® 23.0 or newer

Mozilla Firefox™ 17.0 or newer
Google Chrome®

Apple Safari®

Mozilla Firefox™
Google Chrome®

Supported Browsers Internet Explorer® 10 or newer

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. Java is needed to run on older versions of OS X. You will need to install Java (minimum Java 7 Update 55) and use Firefox or Safari as your browser.
  2. 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.

Learn more: Connecting to the Virtual Classroom

Read 5267 times Updated on May 11, 2016