What You Need to be Successful Online


Computer- Students may visit Technical Requirements to see the required hardware/software specifications Students may use home computer, laptop, or public computer through a library or school site. Students with special circumstances should contact RSU Workforce in order for us to help you get access.
High Speed Internet- RSU Works students will need high speed internet access in order to stream videos, access e-books, and download other class materials. Dial-up connections are not sufficient. Visit Resources to assist with software upgrades.

Space- To save assignments, notes, and other portfolio materials, students will need access to save their files to their personal computer, network drive, or other personal media storage device (USB/Jump Drive recommended).
Headset or Speakers and Microphone- In order for students to participate in Instructional Support Sessions and other verbal class activities, students should have access to a head­-set, or speakers and a microphone.
  Time and Space- Though students can do classwork virtually any time, communicating online often takes longer than it does in a live environment. Students should set aside at least 5 to 10 hours per week per class. Also, students should have a space designated specifically for school so they can concen­trate on classwork with minimal distractions.

Technical Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows XP (Version 5)
  • Windows Vista (Version 6)
  • Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer 6x
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Firefox 3X
  • Google Chrome
  • 256 KBP+ Internet Connection
  • 1024 x 768 32-Bit Color Display
  • Headset with Microphone

Apple System Requirements

  • Mac OS/X Tiger, Leopard, Lion, Panther Version 10.3X are not supported
  • Safari 2.0.1, Firefox 3X, and Chrome are not supported
  • 256 KBP+ Internet Connection
  • G4, G5, Intel Series CPU and 512 RAM
  • 1024 x 768 32-Bit Color Display
  • Headset with Microphone