Quick guide to Distance Education technical requirements

Your class may have other computer or software requirements, such as a microphone, speakers, or additional software. Check the course information in the online schedule to see if your class has other requirements. You are responsible for your own software and computer equipment maintenance and setup.

Code: Description & Requirements:
WEB »
Web:
A course that is delivered fully online.
Technical Requirements:
Access to a computer with modern operating system capable of running the following software:

  • One of the following recommended web browsers:
    • Firefox 23 or later
    • Internet Explorer 9 or later
    • Safari 5 or later
    • Google Chrome 34 or later (though not recommended)
  • Browser plugins, such as Flash, Acrobat Reader, and Java
  • Anti-Virus and Firewall software
  • Word Processor/Office suite (See course for specific software requirements)
  • Internet connection
  • Basic computer literacy – the ability to:
    • send and receive emails with attachments
    • follow and save hyperlinks on a web page
    • create and save documents in a word processor
ITV »
Interactive Television:
A course that uses video conferencing classrooms located at each campus to deliver live instruction to students at other campuses or ITV locations.
Technical Requirements:
Ability to attend an ITV location during scheduled class times.
CLWEB »
Classroom + Web:
A course that course combines classroom-based instruction with online instruction.
Technical Requirements:
Student must be able to:

  • Attend on-site classes during scheduled class times
  • Meet the technical requirements for web classes (above).
TVWEB »
TV Class + Web:
A course that is delivered through a series of videos and has an online component that includes discussion boards for instructor and student communication.
Technical Requirements:
Student must be able to:

  • View TV classes in one of available formats:
    • On Cable Channel 27 at scheduled time
    • As streamed video over the internet
    • As a rental through ACT media or the bookstore
    • At PCC libraries, to be viewed on site
  • Meet the technical requirements for web classes (above).

 

IVWEB »
Interactive Television + Web:
A course that combines the use of video conferencing classrooms located at each campus with online instruction.
Technical Requirements:
Student must be able to:

  • Attend an ITV location during scheduled class times
  • Meet the technical requirements for web classes (above).