Technical Requirements

Generally, UIC online courses will work with any modern personal computer using an up-to-date Windows or Macintosh operating system and any fast Internet connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi).

Technical Support

Enrolled students will also have access to online and telephone technical support during the following hours of operation:

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
  • Saturday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time

 

PC Users

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better
  • RAM: 256 Megabytes
  • At least 20 MB free disk space
  • Monitor: 1024X768 resolution
  • Sound card with speakers and microphone or headset
  • Video card: nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better) OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better
  • High speed Internet connection
  • DVD or CD player
  • Web Cam or digital video camera

Operating System

  • Windows XP/ 2000 (Service Pack 4 or later)

Additional Required Software

  • Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), media player, such as Microsoft Windows Media Player or Apple QuickTime player, Adobe Flash player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader

Internet browser with cookies and JavaScript enabled

  • Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
  • Netscape 7.0 or higher
  • Firefox 2.0 or higher

For Macintosh Users

Internet browser with cookies and JavaScript enabled

  • Safari 1.0 or higher
  • Netscape 7.0 or higher
  • Firefox 2.0 or higher
  • Mozilla 1.3 to 1.7

Operating System

  • Mac OS 10.4.3

Additional Required Software

  • Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime player, Adobe Flash player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader
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