What are the technology/hardware Requirements?

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  • Computer Requirements
    • Computer with Windows or OSX operating system and at least 2GB of RAM (dual core processor or better and 4GB of RAM or more strongly recommended).
    • Sufficient: Computer less than 3 years old
      • Consider purchase in near future after 3 years
      • 5 years for Mac users.
    • PC: Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), 8.0 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Mac: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 and up.
    • Chromebooks: Currently supported but must be updated to newest available version of Chrome OS.
  • Other required equipment
    • Webcam: Logitech webcam recommended. High frame rate is more important than high resolution.
    • Headset: Headphones or ear-buds, and a microphone (most webcams have built in mics).  A headset with built-in mic is strongly recommended for an optimum live class experience. (Headsets are typically not required for Sign Language courses)
      • USB and analog headsets are both acceptable.
      • Choose a headset that is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
      • Headsets tend to have a short lifespan; so expensive headsets are not recommended.
      • Suggested webcams: (1 & 2)
      • Suggested headsets: (1, 2 and 3)
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  • Ideal Connection Speeds
    • Recommended >10mb/s down speed and >5mb/s upload speed
    • Internet service through cable company highly recommended (TWC, Comcast, Cox, etc.)
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