Technical Requirements

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Network configuration


A suitable Internet connection is required. This connection must have appropriate bandwidth taking into account:

  • The number of concurrent users
  • Other network applications (e.g., VOIP)
  • Current bandwidth utilization
  • Varying usage habits


Firewalls, content filters, and other network infrastructure must allow connections to the following ports and domains:

Port TCP/80

Port TCP/ 443 (HTTPS user login)

A defined set of third-party URLs (provided upon request)

HTTP 1.1 Support

Elite Open School supports HTTP 1.1 (RFC 2616). This protocol is optional, but recommended. Proxies sending HTTP 1.1 requests must be either compliant or conditionally compliant with RFC 2616. If a noncompliant proxy cannot be made compliant, then connections to Elite Open School courses must either:

  • Bypass the proxy
  • Use only the HTTP 1.0 protocol

HTTPS Support

Elite Open School supports HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to provide encrypted communication and secure identification.

Content Caching

Domains that may be cached but should be refreshed weekly:


Domains that must NOT be cached:

  • com

Hardware configuration

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP (using Chrome or Firefox)
  • SP2 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (Mountain Lion)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Supported Web Browsers

  • Apple Safari 6.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome 18.0 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 7.0 or higher

Additional recommendations and requirements


  • iPad: iPad 4 or higher (Compass only)
  • Android: Android 4.3 or higher (Compass only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Chrome OS


  • 960 x 768 minimum
  • 1024 x 768 recommended minimum

Color Depth

  • 8 bits (256 colors) minimum
  • 16 bits (Highcolor) recommended

Required Browser Plug-ins

  • Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.115 or higher
  • Java Virtual Machine
  • Quick Time 7.6 and above


  • Speakers or headphones
  • Microphone (world languages only)
  • Audio recording support (world languages only)

Print (as appropriate)

  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Fax
  • Multipage TIF Viewer

Word Processing

  • Software that can open, modify, and save documents in Rich Text Format (RTF)

Additional Information

For additional help with network or hardware configuration, please contact Elite Open School Support at