For our online programmes you will need to have regular access to a computer with stable Internet access. The software or online service you use to do your work must allow you to do these things.
- send and receive emails
- access and contribute to online discussions
- download documents
- provide your work to us in common digital document or spreadsheet formats
If you do not have document creation software such as Microsoft Office suite or Open Office suite on your computer you can use the Google Docs free online service to create and edit common file formats.
You will need a Google account to access the Google Docs service. See http://www.docs.google.com
You may also need a CD-ROM drive and a printer or other specific computer requirements to complete your course. Take a look at your course description for specific computer requirements.
We also recommend that you have anti-virus software on your computer.
We recommend that you have the following browser (or a newer version of it) installed on your computer:
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or
- Safari 3 (for Apple computers).
Download the most up to date version of these browsers from the following website links:
You will also need the following Browser plug-ins to study online with Te Kura:
Adobe Reader – For viewing PDF documents in your course.
Adobe Flash – For viewing animations in your course.