Online Technology

Technology needs for online Information Sessions

Windows-Based Systems

Recommended Configuration Intel Core 2 Duo
1 GB (or more) RAM
Windows XP or Windows Vista
Network Card and Cable An Ethernet enabled computer system with a 10-15 foot Ethernet cable or high-speed wireless connection
Network Configuration Systems must have TCP/IP installed with configuration set to automatically obtain IP address from Mercer’s DHCP server
Audio Headset Headphones with attached microphone (direct plug-in, not USB) College faculty use Logitech ClearChat Premium PC

Macintosh

Recommended Configuration 1. 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2. 2GB (or more) RAM
3. Mac OS 10.4 Tiger or later
Network Card and Cable An Ethernet enabled computer system with a 10-15 foot Ethernet cable or high-speed wireless connection
Network Configuration Systems must have TCP/IP installed with configuration set to automatically obtain IP address from Mercer’s DHCP server
Audio Headset Headphones with attached microphone (direct plug-in, not USB); College faculty use Logitech ClearChat Premium PC

Software Requirements include

Windows-Based Systems

Word Processing

Microsoft Word 2007 or 2003
Or other compatible word-processing software, such as Open Office. Assignments should be saved as .docx, .doc or .rft files.

Digital Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or 2003
Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel 2007 or 2003
Web Browser Internet Explorer is required to install Cisco Clean Access and Windows updates.   Firefox may also be used to access course sites.
Audio/Video players Windows Media Player and/or Quicktime
E-mail Mercer e-mail
Browser Plug-ins Adobe PDF Reader, Shockwave and Flash Player
Antivirus All computers connected to the Mercer network are required to have antivirus software installed. This protects both computers and the Mercer network from harmful viruses and worms. For more information, refer to Mercer’s student technology site.

Macintosh

Word Processing

Microsoft Word 2008 or 2004
Or other compatible word-processing software, such as Open Office.Assignments should be saved as .docx, .doc or .rft files.

Digital Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 or 2004
Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel 2008 or 2004
Web Browser Firefox is recommended
Audio/Video Players Windows Media Player and/or Quicktime
E-mail Mercer e-mail
Browser Plug-ins Adobe PDF Reader, Shockwave and Flash Player
Antivirus All computers connected to the Mercer network are required to have antivirus software installed. This protects both computers and the Mercer network from harmful viruses and worms. For more information, refer to Mercer’s student technology site.