Department of Defense Education Activity

Technical Requirements

A character pushing a cog on the screen of a laptopPlease navigate through the information below to learn about the recommended technical specifications for optimum success in a DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS) course.

DVHS courses are delivered via Schoology Learning Management System (LMS). Schoology requires only a web browser with Javascript and cookies enabled.

Additional browser plug-ins may be needed to display rich content. Some of the most common are Microsoft Office applications or viewers, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Apple QuickTime. Types of plug-ins required will vary based on the types of file being uploaded by the Instructor/Leader or shared by participants.

Click the link, DVHS Technical Requirements to download this information.

Minimum System Recommendations:

  • Windows 2000, XP, or Vista
  • Mac OS X
  • 4 GB RAM, 1GB of free hard disk space
  • 1 GHz processor or better
  • 1-4 Mbps download speed
  • XGA (1024x768) capable monitor

Hardware Requirements:

  • Headsets with microphones
  • Assess to printers and scanners

Recommended Browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.x and above (for both PC and Mac)
  • Google Chrome 20.X and above
  • Internet Explorer 6.x and above (for PC only)
  • Safari 3.x and above (for Mac)

Recommended Browser Plug-ins and Applications:

  • Sun Java Run-time Environment (JRE) 1.6 or later
  • Apple QuickTime 7.0 or later
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or later
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.x or later

Required browser settings:

  • Enable JavaScript
  • Accept all Cookies

Schoology supports the following types of files:

  • Word documents (doc)
  • PowerPoint presentations (ppt)
  • Excel Spreadsheets (xls)
  • Image files (jpg, bmp, gif, tiff, png)
  • Media files (mpg, avi, wma, mp3)
  • Zip files (zip)
  • QuickTime (mov)
  • Adobe Flash (swf)