For Online Courses at SUNY Fredonia
Technical Requirements

All online courses at SUNY Fredonia use the course management system ANGEL, a web-based program that requires computers to have certain hardware and software. Below is a list of the requirements.

PC Users

Operating System Windows XP or higher  
Office Suites Microsoft Office 97 or higher  
Internet Browser Internet Explorer 7.x  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx
  Firefox 3.x http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Mac Users

Operating System OS X or later (This includes both Tiger and Leopard)  
Office Suites Microsoft Office 2001 or later  
Internet Browser Firefox 3.x http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Browser Plug-ins

The following browser plug-ins are recommended. These plug-ins are free, available for both PC and Mac, and should be updated on a regular basis. Click on the link after the plug-in name to access the website for the free download.

Adobe Air

http://get.adobe.com/air/

Adobe Acrobat Reader

http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Flash Player

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

iTunes

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Java

http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Quicktime

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Shockwave

http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

General Notes, Recommendations, and Warnings

  • DSL or Cable access to the Internet is essential. While a dial-up connection may work, accessing video or online testing will be difficult and may cause problems.
  • Do not install the beta version of any web browser. Since beta versions have not been tested with ANGEL, we cannot guarantee that they will work. If a new version of a web browser is released, you will receive notification when it can be installed.
  • Do not use Safari as your web browser on a Mac.
  • The listing above includes only the minimal requirements for an online course. Please check the course listing and syllabus for any additional requirements.

 


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