Technical Requirements
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Basic, practical requirements for online courses include:

• Regular access to a computer with a modem or direct network connection
• Comfort with computers and the Internet, including e-mail and Web browser software
• Ability to download, install, and do basic troubleshooting of computer software
• Ability to learn through "virtual" interaction with an instructor and other students

Technical Readiness Checklist

Please review the following checklist to make sure that computers are adequately prepared for UCCP courses.

PC Requirements

Processor: Pentium 4 or better. 1.6 GHz or faster (AMD or Intel) recommended.
Memory: 512 Mb minimum; 1 GB or more recommended.
Operating System: Windows 2000 minimum; Vista or XP recommended.
Monitor: Support for 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and 16-bit high color.
Audio: Sound card and speakers/headphones
Internet: Reliable access to the Internet, connection at 56.6 Kbps or better. DSL or better highly recommended. Please note: For Multimedia courses, a high speed internet connection (DSL or better) is required.

Web Browser:
o Internet Explorer 6 or higher is recommended,
o Safari 3, Opera, or Mozilla Firefox
o JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.
o Mozilla Firefox 2 or above
o Plug-ins:
o Adobe Reader
o Macromedia Flash Player
o RealPlayer
o QuickTime Player
o Java 2 Runtime Environment (J2RE), Standard Edition.

Macintosh Requirements

Processor: 1GHZ G4 or above recommended.
Memory: 512 MB RAM recommended
Operating System: Apple Mac OS X or newer
Monitor: Support for 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and 16-bit high color.
Audio: Sound card and speakers/headphones
Internet: Reliable access to the Internet, connection at 56.6 Kbps or better. DSL or better highly recommended. Please note: For Multimedia courses, a high speed internet connection (DSL or better) is required.

Web Browser:
o Safari 3, Opera, or Mozilla Firefox
o JavaScript and cookies must be enabled. 
Plug-ins:
o Adobe Reader
o Macromedia Flash Player
o RealPlayer
o QuickTime Player
o Java 2 Runtime Environment (J2RE), Standard Edition

Important Information About Firewalls

Additional requirements for schools whose courses are hosted on UCCP servers

Firewalls:
If using Elluminate elive server
Allow inbound/outbound traffic over ports: 2187, 80 and 443
Allow inbound/outbound traffic over IP addresses: 128.114.4.22
A stable network, Internet access with the bandwidth to support 20 Kbps per simultaneous client is required.

System Requirements for Hosting


o 1 GB RAM (minimum), 2 GB RAM (recommended)
o 160 MB free Fixed Disk (more space may be needed depending on how many courses you upload)
o Windows 2000/2003/XP (recommended)
o http://docs.moodle.org/en/Complete_install_packages_for_Windows
For installation on a Windows 2000 or 2003 server it is good practice to perform a manual install (see the manual installation section in Windows Installation).