System Requirements

System Requirements


To participate in Distance Education courses at ECSU, students are required to have convenient access to the minimum technology specifications listed below. The hardware and software listed below is considered to be the minimum specifications required for successful participation in a distance education course or program. Instructors may require students to have access to a variety of other technologies. Information on course specific required materials will be provided to students via the course syllabus at the beginning of the semester.

Hardware Requirements

  • Desktop or Laptop with 1GHz CPU
  • Monitor, 800 X 600 resolution (1024 X 768 required for Office 2007)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 64 MB video RAM
  • 10 GB of free space on hard drive
  • 56K Modem (DSL or cable modem recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Printer

Operating System and Software Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Macintosh OS 9 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010
  • Virus protection
  • Supported Browsers

Internet Browser Plug-Ins (Latest Versions)

  • RealPlayer
  • QuickTime Player
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Reader
  • Shockwave
  • Java Runtime Environment