Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements 

NOIC Online Credit Course Technical Requirements 

This is a list of basic computer system requirements to use NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform.  

Please note: it is always recommended to use the most up-to-date versions and better internet connections. NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform will still run with the minimum specifications, but you may experience slower loading times. 

Computer Specifications 

Screen Size

A minimum of 1024×600. That is the average size of a netbook. You probably won’t want to view NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform on a smaller screen than that. 

Camera

A computer camera is required for a student to take NOIC Academy’s online credit courses. Student has to turn on the camera and show their full face during the synchronous teaching sessions and assessments invigilated using synchronous virtual classroom. 

Operating Systems

Windows XP SP3 and newer 

Mac OSX 10.6 and newer 

Linux – chrome OS 

Mobile OS Native App Support

iOS 5 and newer 

Android 2.3 and newer 

Computer Speed and Processor

Use a computer 4 years old or newer when possible 

1GB of RAM 

2GHz processor 

Internet Speed

(Along with compatibility and web standards, NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments) 

Minimum of 512k 

Browser

Because it’s built using web standards, NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, & Android or any other device with a modern web browser. If you are interested in some recommendations, here they are (we highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser you are using): 

Chrome 

Safari 

Firefox 

Internet Explorer 

Please note: 

Flash is required in several places in NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform: media recording/streaming and viewing, chat, and uploading files to a course or an assignment. Other than these features, Flash is not required to use most areas of NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform. 

The Java plug-in is required for screen sharing in Conferences. Otherwise, there are no other browser plug-ins used by NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform. 

The NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform UI was optimized for desktop displays Small form displays such as phones may not be as pleasant to use with the NOIC Academy Online Credit Course Platform. We recommend trying out our Mobile App (instructure.com/mobile) if you are on an iPhone or have an iPad. 

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