Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP or NT 4.0
megahertz Pentium II processor or equivalent
megabytes Free Space
5.x or later
Netscape 7.x or later
must be enabled
bps or faster modem, integrated services digital
network (ISDN), or local area network (LAN) connection
megabytes onboard memory
If you choose the self-hosting option, the server requirements
- Dedicated Linux Server running SuSe Linux 9.1
- 1 GHZ x86 CPU ( 2 GHZ - Pentium 4 or AMD 64 or equivalent
- 512 GB RAM (1gb ECC RAM recommended)
- SCSI or Serial ATA Hard Drive
- 40gb Disk Space (Mirrored Disks recommended)
- 100Mbps Ethernet Card
What are the special
requirements for the course Author?
The Design-a-Course Author is written 100% in Java and requires the
JDK 1.2 runtime (included with the full setup download) to be installed
on the developers machine. However, it IS NOT required for your students
to take courses.
Do My Students need special
plugins to take online courses?
No. There is no need to download or install anything. Your students simply
point their browsers to your custom-created URL (example:http://www.designacourse.com/yourcompanyname)
and the course downloads and starts automatically. The platform for Design-a-Course
is, in other words, the web browser and not a particular operating system.
What browser must be
used to access published courses?
In order to successfully run Design-a-Course, your students' browsers
must meet certain system requirements. In technical terms, their browsers
The general minimum browser requirements for running Design-a-Course
are Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.x or newer or
Netscape 7.x or later. Design-a-Course has been tested
with, and is known to work
Explorer 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT,
and Mozilla 0.9.3 on Linux. Other browsers and versions
of the above may also work if they support system requirements
Before you take an online course, open your browser's system preferences
to accept cookies, which is used for authentication by Design-a-Course.