HEADSET OR MICROPHONE

All students must have a headset with microphone, or a standalone microphone with headphones.

WINDOWS PC
OR MAC


All students must have access to a desktop or laptop computer that is less than 5-years-old.

Students should not use tablets or cell phones to attend class.


SCANNER & PRINTER

All students must have access to a document scanner and printer.

They must also have access to word processing program.


HIGH SPEED INTERNET

All Students must have a DSL speed Internet connection

Minimum 5 mbps download speed Minimum 1 mbps upload speed (Test Connection Below)




REQ. SOFTWARE :
Each student should have the latest versions of this software (free).



BROWSER SELECTION:
FPA recommends each student have two web browsers.



ON USING IPADS, TABLETS OR NETBOOKS :

NETBOOKS & IPADS/TABLETS : FPA does not encourage the use of netbooks or tablets for everyday class work. The limitations of these devices with Adobe Flash prevent students from viewing class recordings.

In addition, certain key features used for live class interaction are disabled on net only devices, due to the nature of their design and purpose.


WINDOWS SYSTEM :

Make sure your system is setup with the following configuration.

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)

1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome

Latest Adobe Flash Player




MAC SYSTEM :

Make sure your system is setup with the following configuration.

1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or Faster processor

MAC OS X, 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9

1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)

Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome

Latest Adobe Flash Player




MOBILE DEVICES:

Make sure your system is setup with the following configuration.

Apple supported devices: iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 5, 5s, iPod Touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)

Apple Support OS versions summary: iOS 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)

Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7"), Nexus 7

Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher

Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher




INTERNET CONNECTION:

How do I know if my internet is good enough?

Run a speed test on your current Internet setup. FPA recommends a minimum of 5 mbps Download and 1 mbps Upload. While our Connect system may work fine with a lesser speed, once teachers begin using the interactive tools, the limited connection may create problems for the student.


Multiple Users in One House

If multiple users are sharing an internet connection, remember the connection is a shared resource which means, as more people use the internet at the same time, it will divide the total bandwidth and speed.


What does the above answer mean?

Avoid having one person attending a Live Class, while another is streaming a movie, while another is on Skype. Our system is designed to work with various internet speeds, however different connections and providers will impact overall performance, especially if multiple sources are pulling from it.




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    MAC SETUP

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    WINDOWS VISTA,7 & 10

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    WINDOWS 8


 Step 1

Make sure your Speakers/Headset are plugged in and turned on. (If applicable.)


 Step 2

Select System Preferences from the dock or from the Apple dropdown on the top left of the screen.

 Step 3

Select the Sound icon from Hardware section.

 Step 4

Select the Output tab above and then Select your Speakers/Headset from the available devices below.

 Step 5

(Adding A Microphone) To add a microphone from your Computer/Headset stay in the Sound section mentioned in Step 4. Select the Input tab above and then Select your device from the options below. (Test the microphone by speaking into it and watch the Input level bar move left to right.)


 Step 1

Make sure your Speakers/Headset are plugged in and turned on. (If applicable.)


 Step 2

Right Click on the Speaker button in the bottom right corner of the screen and then Select Playback Devices.



 Step 3

Select your Speakers/Headset from the available devices and then Select Set Default, located below the devices panel. Select Apply and then Ok.



 Step 4

(Adding a Microphone) To add a microphone from your Computer/Headset stay in the Sound section mentioned in Step 3. Select the Recording Tab above and then Select your device from the options below. Finally select Set Default. Click Apply and then Ok.




 Step 1

Make sure your Speakers/Headset are plugged in and turned on. (If applicable.)


 Step 2

In the Windows Start screen, start typing “sound” to open the search bar.



 Step 3

Select Settings in the search bar, then select Sound from the search results. The Sound window will open.



 Step 4

Select your Speakers/Headset from the available devices and then Select Set Default, located below the devices panel. Select Apply and then Ok.



 Step 5

(Adding a Microphone) To add a microphone from your Computer/Headset stay in the Sound section mentioned in Step 4. Select the Recording Tab above and then Select your device from the options below. Finally select Set Default. Click Apply and then Ok.