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Technical Requirements

Hardware

Students must have one-to-one access to an Internet-connected computer or tablet* in class and during out-of-class time in order to complete assignments. This access can be on-campus, such as at a lab or in the library, or off-campus. Since the courses contain audio/video components, devices should have audio capabilities or the option to be connected to speakers or headphones. The following courses require a laptop or desktop computer and cannot be administered on a tablet or Chromebook:

  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Browsers

One of the following browsers* is required to access the Canvas learning management system (LMS) and tools associated with the OnRamps courses.

  • Internet Explorer 10 or 11
  • Chrome 36+
  • Safari 7+
  • Firefox 31+ (extended releases are not supported)

Software and Email Addresses

OnRamps courses are built in the Canvas LMS. Canvas must be used as the LMS for this course. All resources, materials, and tools are housed in Canvas, including the grade book. Students must have an email address to register for an account in Canvas.

PLUGINS:

Flash Player 10, 11, or 12 is required for audio/video recording and file uploading within Canvas. The Java plugin is required to use the screen-sharing functionality within Canvas Conferences.

Internet Access

A high-speed Internet connection is required. Districts will be provided with a detailed technology manual outlining optimal firewall configurations, domains and email addresses to whitelist, course content to whitelist, and any additional technology requirements for specific courses.

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