We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or more powerful processor
Operating system: Windows 10 or Windows 11
Memory: 8GB RAM or more
Monitor/Display: 17″ laptop display or 21″ external monitor
Hardware: Wired USB headset and webcam
Network Connection: Wired internet connection with a minimum of 20 megabits per second download and 10 megabits per second upload
Note: The following lists minimum requirements that allow for network connectivity and other basic functions. If you are planning on purchasing a new computer, please use the recommended configurations above.
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or equivalent processor
Operating system: Up-to-date version of Windows, MacOS, or Chrome OS
Memory: 4GB RAM
Monitor/Display: 15″ laptop display or 19″ external monitor
Hardware: Microphone and webcam – either integrated into the device or as external peripherals
Network Connection: Wired or wireless internet connection with minimum of 10 megabits per second upload and download speed. The Reachability on this test should be Good or better.
We recommend you use a Windows PC or laptop, however, Apple Mac computers can be used. We are obliged to make our users aware that we are unable to support Apple Mac computers as fully as Windows computers. Macs also work with different file types to Windows, therefore, if an Apple Mac is used, users are required to use the Office apps or convert files to Windows formats before
All setups will require speakers and a microphone. We recommend the use of a USB headset which combines both headphones and microphone.
An office package – Students will have access to the online versions of Microsoft Office apps whilst they are attending the school. These apps can perform the majority of tasks needed for school work, but do have limitations compared to the installed versions. If students wish to use the installed apps, it is advised that a Microsoft 365 Subscription is acquired.
Adobe Reader is recommended, but an internet browser will be able to open these files if necessary.
Google Chrome (v110.0 and above) is recommended.
Adobe Connect is used for online classrooms. These work most efficiently when opened with the Adobe Connect application. The latest version can be downloaded from the Adobe Connect Downloads and Updates page.
For additional information visit our Computer Requirements page.