ECN Technical Requirements

Basic Computer Requirements/Supported Browsers

Windows requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, or Google Chrome
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps & above)

Mac requirements

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
  • Apple Safari 2.0.4 or later or Firefox 2.0 or later
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps & above) 

Players and Plug-ins
PDF files are the standard document format used in ECN at Walsh University. In order to view, print, and download PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Click the Adobe icon and follow the instructions on Adobe's web site to download and install the Adobe Reader. acrobat
Most video files used within ECN are formatted to use Flash video.  To view these files, you must have Adobe Flash Player installed.  Click the Adobe icon and follow the instructions on Adobe's web site to download and install Adobe Flash Player. flash
Other Streaming Video Requirements

Some video files streamed through Walsh University's library or directly from textbook publishers may be encoded using Windows Media. Please configure pop-up blockers to allow site pop-ups to avoid issues with these types of video files.  If you need to download and install Windows Media Player, click on the icon to the right.
Respondus LockDown Browser

Some courses utilize the Respondus LockDown browser for tests and quizzes. This is a special browser that must be used when taking an assessment.  If your course requires the LockDown browser, you can download it at this link: Respondus LockDown Browser

Once installed, launch the browser and navigate to your course site to complete the assessment.

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) represent the majority of document formats required in online courses.  Most courses will require you to have the ability to create, open, save, and upload Microsoft Office files.
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, do calculations, and utilize a virtual microscope. These applications are written in the Java programming language and accessed from your browser. java

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