|Access to Ecology online requires a University of Idaho user name and password. This internet course site was designed for use with MS Internet Explorer 9 or higher: The interactive study 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 to maximize window)
Turn off or minimize the text and icon items of your browser menu
Disable all pop-up blockers
Carefully review the Instructions and Tips sections for additional computer system issues
|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 9 of Internet Explorer.|
|Internet Explorer||Windows Media Player 12|
Required computer system configuration
|Computer type and memory||Windows
10 (*see browser
information below), 8, 7, or Vista | at least
4 Gb RAM |
Apple OS computers are not
|Monitor size||17" (15" only if high resolution as
indicated below). A LCD flat panel of 15" or larger is suitable if set
at least to the resolution listed below.
|Desktop settings||Minimum resolution
and color depth: 1280 X
768 | 65,000
Small fonts or Normal size (96 dpi) | Do not use the desktop setting of "Large fonts"
|Network and Internet access||
service required (T1 cable,
wireless Internet, DSL line, or cable MODEM).
setting up your Internet Explorer browser
Note on Windows 10. The default browser for Windows 10 is Edge, which is not compatible with the interactive lessons. On the Edge menu ( the "..." icon), select the option to open the interactive lessons in Internet Explorer.
(The interactive lessons will not run properly with other browsers). You must have a current version of JAVA installed on your computer: Sun JAVA engine.
Note. See Tips section for additional assistance on the correct settings for Internet Explorer.
|Interactive lessons & pop-up blockers||
Disable all pop-up blockers for:
EcologyOnline.net, www.webpages.uidaho.edu/ecology, and www.cnr.uidaho.edu/ecologysecure
system will be used for all quizzes, examinations, and grades.
Be sure the JAVA software
version is current and the pop-up
blockers are turned off.
Windows Media Player 12, sound card and speakers