Test Your Computer Set-Up


To take most of UWCNE online education modules, you should be able to open the following types of files:

If you can't open the files listed above, please see links to software downloads below.

Hardware Requirements

  • Speakers or headphones for your computer.
  • Sound card for your computer (Most computers have one.)
  • Video card for your computer (Most computers have one.)

Software Requirements

  • Flash Player 6.0.79 or higher (It's free. Most computers come with this.) 
  • (Flash Player 7 or higher for Linux and Solaris)
  • Microsoft Word or similar program for reading assignments and writing papers.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free)
  • Software you may need during Web browsing, depending on your operating system: 
    • QuickTime 7.0 (For Macs) (Free) 
    • RealPlayer v.10.5 (Free) 
    • Windows Media Player (For Windows) (Free)

Smart Phone and Tablet Users
Install an app for playing Flash video. Use the app instead of Safari:

  • Photon Flash Player - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photon-flash-player-for-ipad/id430200224?mt=8. Install and use as your browser. When you want to watch a Flash item, click the lightning bolt icon.
  • Maxthon Cloud Browser - https://itunes.apple.com/IN/app/id525367550?mt=8

Internet Connection Requirements

  • An email account
  • Recommended Connection: DSL or Broadband connection, such as Comcast.
  • Dial-Up: Some documents may load slowly.
  • Minimum bandwidth: 56 kb/sec (typical speed of a dial-up modem).

Computer Skills Requirements
To be a successful online student, you should be able to:

  • Send an email with an attachment.
  • Fill out and submit web forms.
  • Download a Word or PowerPoint document from the website to your local computer.
  • Navigate a website that uses frames and scrollbars.
  • Browse to other websites and print out information.
  • Read and print PDF documents (Using Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  • Adjust the volume on your computer.
  • Work with a basic multimedia interface console (Stop button, go button, volume control).
  • Know how to close a pop-up browser window.