Technical Requirements

Minimum Technical and Software Requirements for Online Courses at ABU

Computer and Internet Connection:

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience. Some courses may have more advanced system requirements.

A Macintosh or PC system with these minimum requirements:

Compatible Operating System: Windows 8 or above
Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher

Compatible Operating System: OS X
Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari (Safari is not recommend when using Moodle) 

    • Individual courses may have additional software requirements. This may include video or audio playing software or a specific software application.
    • Most courses require word processing software.
    • In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Flash or Java versions. Technical assistance is available.
    Other Devices:

    Depending on the course, you may access and interact with most course elements, readings, multimedia, email and discussions through tablets and smartphones. While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of coursework, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. Please ensure you have a PC or Mac based computer available to complete coursework.

    We recommend that students do not attempt quizzes when using a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, due to compatibility issues.

    Web Browser:

    A graphical browser is required. In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their web browser programs.

    Please note: Individual courses may have additional technical and/or software requirements.

    Last modified: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 3:26 PM