The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative technology and courses make use of a wide variety of features and technologies, such as Java, Flash, HTML5, CSS2/3, and depending on the course, other specialized components that help you achieve a more immersive learning experience.
Due to the wide array of technologies in our over 80 courses, there are some limitations to browsers and devices we can support. At present, we test and verify a wide variety of devices and have ongoing programs to migrate away from any technologies that are not compliant with newer mobile platforms. In some of our older course versions, lightweight devices such as Google Chromebooks or iPad that have limited technology support for Java or Flash, will not be compatible. However, we are updating our courses to ensure that newer course version support new mobile platforms.
Some courses may have different or additional requirements to the one listed on this page. For specific System Requirements for your course, go to the Material List page in the Course Information tab within the course.
As long as you have Internet access, you can take courses with VTVLC. However, we do recommend broadband speed. While it is possible to take courses with dial-up connectivity, it will take a little longer for pages to load. You might want to print a few lessons and work offline. You can then save and upload work when you are finished.
Minimum Operating System
- Windows 7 or higher or
- Mac OSX 7 or higher
You may use recent versions of the following browsers on a technology capable device that supports Java, Flash, and improvements to HTML including HTML5.
Although technical requirements may vary from course to course, online teachers typically will use video conferencing toolsto support students from a distance. VTVLC recommends that all students should have access to speakers & microphone OR headphones with a microphone,as well as a webcam. Most modern laptops are equipped with speakers, microphone and webcam, but you may want a headset depending on your setting.
Supported Browser Plugins and Settings
The following plugins and settings are required to use our courses:
- Cookies enabled
- Flash installed
- Java installed
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Below is the browser setup you are using. Please confirm the supported browser, plugins and settings are installed and configured.
Your experience and satisfaction will vary platform to platform. If you see issues in your course content or presentation/layout, please try a different browser or device.