What Are the Technological Requirements for Attending Odyssey Online Classes?

What Are the Technological Requirements for Attending Odyssey Online Classes?

In order to attend the online courses and lectures on the Odyssey site, a student must have basic computer specs, a headset with a microphone and, in some cases, a telephone depending on how the student wants to connect. There is a number of computer requirements like an updated browser, which can be Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, with Java enabled.

A potential student's computer needs to be running Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP as an operating system. It also needs to have a dual-core processor with a 2.4 GHZ CPU to make sure that the computer runs fast enough to load the courses. Students also need a high-speed internet connection and enough bandwidth to see the camera feed of the instructor. A Mac computer needs many of the same specifications, but the browser options are somewhat different. Safari takes the place of Internet Explorer and Mac OS X 10.7 or higher takes the place of the Windows software that is required on a personal computer. A personal computer needs 2 GBs of RAM to be able to load the courses, but a Mac only needs 1 GB. The bandwidth of 700 kbps is the same for both types of systems, as are the processor requirements.