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Computer Requirements
To take a Web course, you need the right computer system. The following are the minimum computer requirements for taking a Web course. Some courses may have other or additional requirements. Please check the course description for the course you are interested in to determine if there are any special requirements for that course.

PLEASE NOTE: Some online courses have additional hardware and software requirements. If specific software is required in your course, you will need to have this software available for use outside of class. Stark State College instructors cannot provide software to students. Please check with your instructor to determine if your class has any specific hardware or software requirements.

CPU:
PC with Pentium 233 MHz or higher processor, Macintosh 604 PowerPC or UNIX workstation. NOTE: Some courses may require a specific type of computer.

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Memory:
Typically 64 MB minimum or whatever your operating system and browser require. NOTE: Different software packages have different requirements. Refer to the suppliers of this software for their requirements.

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Storage Space:
20 MB minimum unused hard drive space or whatever your operating system and browser require. NOTE: For most software packages this will not be enough space to run their programs and save files. Refer to the suppliers of this software for their requirements.

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Modem:
Minimum Modem speed of 28.8 Kbps. This is the speed of a dial-up modem.

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Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.x or Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Macintosh System 7 or current version of UNIX/Linux. NOTE: Some courses may require a specific operating system.

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Internet Access:
The College does not provide an Internet Service Provider (ISP) account for students. If you intend to access the Web course from your home computer you will need your own account with an ISP. You must have Web access through an ISP prior to the start of class.

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Browser:
The College uses ANGEL, a course management system, as the platform for our Web-based and Web-enhanced courses. There are specific version requirements for the browsers which ANGEL supports. In addition, there are specific settings which you may be required to select in your browser. Please visit this link for more information.

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Email:
The College provides general email accounts to students. The College's Web learning platform, ANGEL, provides each student registered in a Web course with internal email. The ANGEL email tool only allows users to send email to other students or the instructor in the Web course.

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Other Applications:
Additional applications such as a file compression utility or browser plug-ins which play sound or video may be required in your course. Click here and view the browser plug-ins section for more information.

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Optional:
Depending on the course you are taking, you may also need a sound card with speakers for playing audio files and a higher resolution monitor. Individual courses may require configurations over and above those specified here.

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