COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

To have a quality learning experience in your online courses your computer needs to meet or exceed the following hardware and software requirements.

ONLINE ORIENTATION AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled in online programs must have access to a working computer or laptop and have internet access. If you have a tablet or a smartphone, it’s important that you realize not all classroom functions are accessible on a tablet, smartphone or another mobile device.

Each program offered by CI Online is primarily taught through distance education; however, some programs contain a clinical/externship/practicum which is conducted on ground at an approved healthcare facility.

CI utilizes an asynchronous learning environment demonstrated for students and faculty in their respective orientations. The orientation provides an overview of the learning environment. The syllabus for each distance education course is available within the Learning Management System and delineates learner objectives.

CI Online programs have the same goals as a traditional learning institution but due to its format, they use different methodologies than its on-ground courses. For example, some program courses use small group discussions, an online class uses a threaded discussion board. In addition to threaded discussions, other distance education delivery methods available in CIs Learning Management System include simulations, application- based scenarios and multimedia presentations.

In addition to the foregoing admissions requirements, prospective students for an online program must:

  • Have reliable Internet access
  • Meet the technical requirements indicated below
  • Participate in orientation prior to the start of the program which includes:
  • A browser check to ensure compliance with technical computer requirements
  • An introduction to online learning and CI’s resources and support teams
  • An overview of CI’s Learning Management System, i.e., NEO
  • Information regarding policies, navigating the online LMS and resources which can aid in the learning process

To ensure students’ online learning experience is satisfying, Chancellor Institute requires the following minimum hardware, operating systems, software, and Internet specifications:

 Hardware:

  • Windows computer with a 1.8 GHz frequency CPU
  • Recommended 2.0 GHz frequency or above CPU
  • Mac computer (Intel Processor) with 1.83 GHz
  • Recommended 2.0 GHz frequency or above CPU
  • 40 GB of free hard drive space
  • Ethernet connection (LAN) or wireless adapter (Wi-Fi)
  • 4 GB Memory (RAM) or above
  • 1366 x 768 or higher computer screen resolution
  • Speakers
  • Recent video and sound card
  • Internal or External webcam and microphone (recommended but not required)

*Chromebooks and mobile devices such as Tablets and Smart Phones are NOT fully compatible with all features within the online course.

Operating Systems (OS):

  • Windows OS: Windows 10
  • Mac OSX: 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), or 10.14 (Mojave), 10.15 (Catalina) or newer

 

*Chromebooks Operating Systems and mobile devices such as Tablets and Smart Phones using mobile Operating Systems such as Android, iOS, or Windows Mobile are NOT fully compatible with all features within the online LMS courseroom.

Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2016, 2019 or 365*

*Most recent versions are recommended

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version) at get.adobe.com/reader
  • Adobe Flash Player** (latest version), might be needed for some content, at get.adobe.com/flashplayer

**Certain browsers no longer support Flash Player plugins

  • Java Plugin*** may be needed for some content at java.com/en/download/

***Certain browsers no longer support Java plugins

  • Some courses, especially computer and technology courses, may require additional software (detailed in each course)

Internet Browsers:

  • Both Windows and Mac Computers:
  • Mozilla Firefox (stable channel) at mozilla.org
  • Latest versions are not compatible with Flash Player
  • Google Chrome (stable channel) at google.com/chrome
  • Latest versions are not compatible with Flash Player
  • Windows Based Computers:
  • Microsoft Edge Version 18+
  • Latest versions are not compatible with Flash Player
  • The latest Chromium based versions are provisionally compatible with Collaborate Ultra, used for web-meetings with some faculty members.
  • Mac Based Computers:
  • Safari Versions 12+
  • Determine Which Browser and Version You Are Using:
  • In Edge, select the menu icon and choose Settings then scroll down to the bottom of the screen. The version of Edge is located below the words About this App.
  • In Firefox, select Firefox then “Help” and About Firefox. The version of Firefox is in the Version field.
  • In Google Chrome, select the Customize and Control Google Chrome button on the top right-hand side of the screen then select About Google Chrome. The version of Google Chrome is in the Version field.
  • In Safari, select Safari then “Help” and About Safari. The version of Safari is in the Version field.

Internet Service Provider:

  • A reliable high-speed internet connection is required (Upload and Download Speeds of at least 5 Mbps).

Browser Configurations:

  • For all Internet Browsers:
  • Disable ROP-up Blocker
  • Enable Cookies in Browser
  • Enable JavaScript

SUPPORTED DEVICES AND OPERATING SYSTEMS

Online students must have access to a working computer or laptop and have internet access. If you have a tablet or a smartphone, it’s important that you realize not all classroom functions are accessible on a tablet, smartphone or another mobile device.

* All students must have access to a digital video camera or recording device such a laptop or desktop computer with enabled webcam or a smart phone or tablet with built-in video-recording capabilities. Students must be able to transfer content from their digital device into the internet via USB/HDMI cable, WiFi, or other appropriate methods. Please note additional computer technical requirements may be needed for specific programs/courses.

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