Access to the learning materials requires a user name and password. This internet course site was designed for use with MS Internet Explorer 7 (The lessons will not run properly with other browsers). There are several aspects that must be set correctly in order for the material to work properly. Set your internet browser for the following:
Maximize your browser (use F11)
Turn off or minimize the text and icon items of your browser menu.

This internet course site uses electronic documents, digitized sound and video, and interactive study lessons. Thus, the following plug-in modules are required. Some Internet functions involve DHTML coding and require at least version 7 of Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer
Acrobat Reader
Windows Media
Real Audio/video
Sun Microsystems

Required computer system configuration

Computer System 


Required Settings

Computer type






Windows XP or Vista
Pentium III processor
> 512 Mb RAM
Course material optimized for the TabletPC

Apple OS computers are not supported

Monitor size 17" (15" only if high resolution as indicated below)

Desktop setting

1024 X 768

Small fonts or Normal size (96 dpi)
(Do not use the desktop setting of "Large fonts")

Set you task bar properties to "Auto hide the Task bar"

Color setting 65,000 (16-bit)
Internet access Broadband Internet service required (T1 cable, wireless Internet, DSL line, or cable MODEM). Downloading time for course materials will be very slow with a MODEM of 56 kbps or slower.
Browser Internet Explorer 7
(Other browsers will not run the lessons properly). The Sun JAVA engine must be installed on your system.
Browser plug-in Neuron, set to "non-secure mode"
Multimedia Sound card and speakers, Windows Media Player 11, RealAudio/Video
Note! If your browser does not close after the lesson ends, use ALT F4 to close the Internet Explorer window after you have closed the lesson. Depending on the network speed and your internet connection, the lesson can take a few seconds to a several minutes to load (a Neuron logo will be displayed during loading). After the lesson has started, all sections of the lesson should execute with minimal delay.