Software Requirements

You will need the following minimum software requirements to view all learning materials:


*Please note: Internet Explorer 8 and older versions of Firefox require Adobe Flash installed.  Internet Explorer 8 does not support HTML5 audio/video.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7.0, 8.0 or Mac OSX 10.6 and above


  • Adobe Flash Player  (Required only for older browser versions – Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox)

Adobe Flash Player download –

Documents and Video

  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player

In addition, you will need an Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth. Most courses will view best with a downstream bandwidth of at least 1Mbps. For the smoothest playback, we recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 1.5Mbps for our larger courses and videos.

You can test your downstream bandwidth by going to Click the green triangle on the map to initiate a speed test (if none of the triangles are green, select one close to your geographic location). Once complete, your downstream bandwidth is displayed in the Download box near the top of your screen.