Computer System Requirements

Software

  • PowerPoint 2003 or later recommended but not required.
  • Word processor able to write to .doc or .docx format
  • Email service with a personal email address that is not shared by any other person in order to comply with student privacy regulations.
  • Acrobat Reader™ (free download)

Hardware

  • A Windows™ or Macintosh™ computer assigned to your personal use. We advise against using workplace systems as they often have protocols and security that result in less than optimal student experience. We do not warrant that our courses will function properly on workplace computers.
  • Cable or DSL internet connection. We advise against using public access points like cafes or libraries to download or watch your course materials, to avoid interruptions in transmission. We do not warrant that our courses will function properly on public access points.
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Approximately 5 GB of free hard drive space per online course.

If you have questions, please call the Online Campus offices prior to enrollment in a distance learning course.

Compatability

Integr@te is designed to function effectively under both the Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems.*

* Notes:

Older versions of Macintosh, prior to 10.6.8, are no longer supported in the newer version of Adobe Air, so you may need to download an older version.

Attention Mac 10.7.2 users: Adobe Air will not install on this version of the OS. Please update your Mac to version 10.7.3 prior to installation.

Important Notes

  • Students should not anticipate using public wi-fi hotspots for course downloads. The bandwidth is too limited and unpredictable to provide a good download experience. We recommend that students invest in dependable, high-speed home Internet services to ensure effective use of new online tools and systems. In 2016, no student should expect to be able to start and complete a graduate-level seminary degree without the necessary resources.

  • The Online Campus does not recommend, and cannot support, softward installation or use on work computers. These systems have typically been set up by the employer's IT department to serve the needs of the organization, not of our distance education program. We cannot warrant that our software will function effectively on work computers, and we will not make changes to your systems to solve installation or operational problems.

  • Each student should have his or her own individual email address suitable for seminary communications. We discourage husband and wife accounts, family accounts, or other shared email accounts when used for academic purposes. Our faculty and staff need to be able to communicate with you privately concerning educational matters. GMail, Yahoo and other services provide email addresses at no charge.

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Get in Touch

Blake Kidney
Blake Kidney
Software Developer
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