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Misericordia University Online Learning Requirements

 
Minimum Recommended Notes
Internet Connection Speed 56K Dialup Broadband (DSL, Cable, T1) Broadband minimum if instructor plans heavy use of Wimba or videos.
Audio/Visual Hardware Soundcard w/mic and speakers headset, webcam Headset minimizes echo and feedback in Wimba
Windows Operating System XP 7 (Vista should work)
Processor 2.0 GHz Intel or AMD Intel® Core™2 Duo 3 GHz
RAM 1GB 3GB
Browsers Firefox 3.6 Firefox (latest) Not Supported: AOL, Opera, Safari
Internet Explorer 8.0 (9 not supported on XP) Internet Explorer 9.0
  Chrome (Stable Channel)
Java Java v.6+ (1.6) Java SE 6 Update 33 Avoid Java SE 6 1.6.0_29. Download Java updates
To protect your PC you must have current virus and malware software, and keep up-to-date with Windows updates.
The MU IT department offers Malwarebytes free to all students.
Macintosh Operating System OSX 10.5 OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) OSX 10.7 (Lion) also works
Processor G4 1GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo 2 GHz
RAM 512 MB 2GB
Browsers Firefox 3.6 Firefox (latest) Not Supported: AOL, Opera, Internet Explorer
  Safari 5.0 Safari 5.1.2
Java 6+ (1.6) SE 6 1.6.0_33 Avoid Java SE 6 1.6.0_29
Other configurations may work but have not been tested, please consult the Student Help Desk for more info.

Suggested Webcams
Logitech QuickCam Connect (PC)
Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX (PC)
Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro (Mac)
iSight Camera (built into most modern Macs)

Suggested Headsets
Logitech ClearChat Style (PC)
Logitech ClearChat Pro USB (Mac or PC)