Hardware & Software Requirements


 

Blackboard

Blackboard App for Students (Mobile App)

ed2go

ProTrain

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

Softchalk


 

 

Blackboard

  • A Pentium-class or Mac computer with at least 1 GB RAM
  • Broadband (DSL, Cable, FIOS) is highly recommended
  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Your PGCC student email address
  • The recommended browser is Firefox.
  • Word Processing software (Microsoft Word is the college standard)
  • Multimedia is required in some courses
  • Click here for supported browser information.
  • Click here for a quick browser check.

 

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Blackboard app for Students

 

The Blackboard app is designed especially for students to view content and participate in courses. The app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Click here for more details.

 

 

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ed2go

Most ed2go courses are Macintosh compatible. If a course is not Macintosh compatible, this information will be stated on the course's Requirements tab when you view the course details.

 

Students can take this program from either a Mac or PC. Most ed2go courses are Macintosh compatible. If a course is not Macintosh compatible, this information will be stated on the course's Requirements tab when you view the course details. It's compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems, including Windows 8.

 

  • Internet access
  • e-Mail
  • Any web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader (two free and simple downloads you can obtain by visiting http://www.adobe.com/downloads and click "Adobe Flash Player" and "Adobe Acrobat Reader" under 'Downloads' at bottom of screen to download these free plug-ins.

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ProTrain

 

  • For a quick browser check, click here.
  • System Requirements: Internet Access Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections. Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience.
    - Minimum Pentium 400 MHz CPU or G3 Macintosh required to support audio playback. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
    - Minimum 512 MB RAM. 1 GB RAM recommended.
    - 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
    - Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
    - A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
  • Hardware/Software: Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
    Mac computers are highly recommended to have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website) 1 GB RAM minimum recommended.
    (Note: A sound card is required in your computer along with speakers or headphones.)
  • Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Mac OSX 10 or higher. OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher. OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
  • Web Browsers: Google Chrome is recommended. Firefox 13 or greater. Internet Explorer 6.x or greater. Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
    Mac computers are recommended to use the latest version of Safari. Most Skillsoft courses work well with OS X and Safari 4.x and above. Make sure you have the latest versions of Java and the Adobe Flash player for the Mac installed. Firefox on the Mac is not supported.
  • Software Requirements: Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater. Oracle Java 7 or greater. Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
    (Note: Installing applications requires that you have administrative privileges for your machine. If you do not have administrative privileges on your computer and/or do not feel comfortable installing computer applications, contact your group desktop support person to assist you.)
  • Web Browser Settings: Accept Cookies. Disable Pop-up Blocker.
  • See more at: http://www.protrainedu.org/FAQs#sthash.pAN8V3Jj.dpuf

 

 

 

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