Technical Requirements

In order to communicate effectively with other students and faculty, all students, attending or distance, must have the following technical capabilities:

  • A Computer
    • Windows computers should be equipped with XP Service Pack 3 or above
    • Mac computers should be running OS 10.5 or above
    • At least 1 Gh Processor or faster
    • At least 1 GB Ram
    • Ample hard drive space to download and save audiobooks and assignments: 500 MB (2 GB recommended)
  • Working knowledge of computers, especially the ability to access websites, to download and organize files, and to send, receive and manage email.
  • Broadband (high-speed) Internet Access (512Kbps recommended)
  • A Private, Personal Email Account - for privacy reasons, students may not use a shared email address or that of a friend or family member.
  • Software - click links below for download pages:
  • DISTANCE LEARNERS need a headset for their computer with a built in microphone for ease in classroom communication.
  • OPTIONAL: A mobile device for media playback - make sure that your mobile device can play the mb4 audiobook format
    • iOs devices from (iPod, iPhone, iPad) can play the audiobook format
    • Android devices must download an app to play the m4b audiobook format

Additional Requirements for Companion Leaners (aka Distance Leaners)

One Spirit uses, a free videoconference software accessible by internet ready computers and hand-held devices, to deliver webinars and webcasts. In order to make use of the system, please check that your technology meets the requirements listed on the following page, which contains a helpful test to check your system's readiness for webinar: