Armstrong Online

Technical Requirements - Armstrong Online

Technical Requirements

The technical requirements for Armstrong’s online and blended programs are provided below.

  • Operating System: A Windows operating system is recommended. Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
  • Processor: 1 GHz recommended 
  • Memory: 512 MB of RAM recommended
  • Disk Space: 1 GB free disk space is required for software installation
  • Internet: Students must have regular access to the internet to connect to courses offered through Armstrong’s online and blended programs
  • Internet Browsers: Firefox 3.6, Internet Explorer 7or 8, or Safari 5 recommended
  • Compatibility Check: If you have already downloaded and installed the recommended internet browser, use this link to run a compatibility check.
  • Modem: Cable or DSL recommended
  • Plug-ins: The following plug-ins are required for online and blended programs: Adobe Reader, Java, QuickTime Player, RealOne Player, and Windows Media Player. Note: These plug-ins are available free of charge from the sites
  • Software: Microsoft Office 2007 or later is required
  • Anti-Virus Software: Anti-virus software strongly recommended
  • Sound Card, Microphone, and Speakers: A working sound card, speakers, and microphone required
  • Monitor: A minimum 800 x 600 resolution required; 1024 x 768 resolution recommended
  • Disk Drive: A CD-Rom drive required
  • Printer: Access to graphics-capable printer

It is recommended that all students configure their computer prior to beginning their courses. check the configurations of your computer here.