Recommended System Requirements

Just as you would prepare yourself for a face-to-face course, preparing your computer for online learning is your responsibility. You will require an Internet connection and are responsible for the cost of arranging the connection. We recommend high-speed internet connections to get the most from OWL, now powered by Sakai. Please take this into consideration when choosing your Internet connection. Your instructor may have hardware/software requirements specific to your course; please refer to the course outline.

A complete list of system requirements is available online. As well as minimum system requirements, OWL requires the Sun Java Virtual Machine (Sun JVM) to be installed on your computer. Depending on the Internet browser you choose, some browser settings may need to be adjusted for maximum functionality. For more details on browser settings and learning with OWL.

 

  Apple Macintosh Microsoft Windows
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System MacOS X MacOS X 10.3 Panther Windows XP Windows XP
Processor Speed 400 MHz PowerPC G4 800 MHz PowerPC G4 300 MHz Pentium II or equivalent 750 MHz Pentium III or equivalent
Memory 128 MB 256 MB 128 MB 256 MB
Monitor Resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 768 800 x 600 1024 x 768
Internet Connection High-Speed High-Speed High-Speed High-Speed
Sound Card and Speakers Yes Yes Yes Yes

For additional information, please see Laptop Recommendations @ Western.

As well as minimum system requirements, OWL requires the Sun Java Virtual Machine (Sun JVM) to be installed on your computer. Depending on the internet browser you choose, some browser settings may need to be adjusted for maximum functionality. For more details on browser settings and learning with OWL.

 

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