Wake Forest University Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences online programs at Wake Forest University should be comfortable with technology. You should be familiar with PC technology, sending and receiving e-mail, navigating the Internet and know how to use Word, PowerPoint and Excel. During the Student Orientation Course, you will learn how to engage in online learning. The Wake Forest Online Counseling Program uses Sakai as the platform for delivering online courses. This platform is also used by instructors to supplement their in-class courses. Sakai is a web-based application capable of supporting teaching and learning, project collaboration, and group interaction. The following are the minimum technical requirements for using Sakai: • Operating System: Windows 2000 and up; Mac OS X 10.1 and up • Hardware: Windows or Mac with at least 512MB of RAM • High Speed Internet Connection: Internet Service Provider • Specialty Hardware: Sound Card & Speakers, USB Microphone to record your speech and listen to playback, and USB Video Camera Browser and Software:
|Windows||Internet Explorer 6.x and Up (Internet Explorer 8 if using Compatibility View)||http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/easier.aspx (click compatibility view in the list on the left)/td>|
|Firefox 2.x and up||http://www.mozilla.com/eg-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.6.6&os=win&lang=en-US|
|Windows Media Player|
|Mac||Firefox 2.x and up||http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.6.6&os=osx&lang=en-US|
|Safari not supported|
|Quicktime Player plus free Flip4Mac WMV plug-in||http://www.flip4mac.com|
Students will need a web-cam for skills courses, which will require video interview assignments. Students may find an external microphone and headphones helpful as well. Some applications may require that the following programs are installed on your computer system: • Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, or Adobe Shockwave Player • Java • Quicktime Programs within Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 are used in most online courses to complete assignments. • All written documents must be submitted in Word 2007 or 2010 format. • All spreadsheet files much be submitted in Excel 2008 or 2010 format. • All slide presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 format.
To resolve technical issues, you will be able to contact Technical Support at 1.800.742.1309 within the United States or +1.813.621.2357 internationally. You may also emailTechSupport@UniversityAlliance.com. Help will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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