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Technical Requirements for Courses

It is recommended that participants have access to the following hardware to complete this course:


For Windows computers:

(Minimum requirements)
· 200MHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent
· 32MB of RAM
· 28.8Kpbs modem
· 16-bit sound card and speakers
· 65,000-color video display card (video)
· Windows 98 or Windows NT 4. 0 with Service Pack 5
· IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers


(Optimal Specifications)
· 237 MHz Intel Pentium processor or better
· 64MB or more of RAM
· 56.6Kbps or better modem
· 16-bit Sound card and speakers
· 65,000-color or better video display card
· Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5
· IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
· RealPlayer G2 through RealPlayer 7.0
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

 


For Macintosh computers:
(Minimum requirements)
· Mac OS 8.1 or later
· 32 MB RAM
· Virtual Memory turned on, set to 64MB
· 604 PowerPC (200 MHz or better)
· 28.8Kpbs modem Internet connection
· Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
(Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
· RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers


(Optimal Specifications)
· Mac OS 8.5 or later
· 64MB RAM or more
· Virtual Memory turned on, set to 128MB
· G3 233 (or faster) PowerPC
· 56.6Kbps or better Internet connection (both audio and video)
· Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
(Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
· RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers


Directions and links for all necessary plug-ins can be attained free of charge from PBS TeacherLine site by going to http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/  and clicking the Check Your Computer link on the on the left-hand side of the page.

If necessary, facilitators are available, remotely, to assist the participants in setting-up their computers.

 

 

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