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Technical Requirements

To ensure the best possible experience with VU Collaborate the following technical requirements are suggested.  

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System and Software Requirements

Operating system Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

Mac OS X

Windows 7

Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

Video Minimum resolution of 1024 x 600 Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
Internet speed 56K modem 56K or cable modem, DSL
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE 1.6.x

(Required to run the Equation Editor)

JRE 6 update 31
JavaScript Enabled Enabled
Cookies Enabled Enabled

Course Import Compatibility

The package formats below can be directly imported into VU collaborate using the browser based import or Bulk Course Create.

  • Blackboard 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
  • WebCT CE 3.x, CE 4, CE 6.x/8.x (single modules or quizzes only), Vista 4.x/8.x (single modules or quizzes only)
  • IMS Common Cartridge 1.0
  • SCORM 1.2/2004
  • Respondus 2.0, 3.x, 4.x
  • Desire2Learn 8.x, 9.x, 10.x
  • Course Conversion Compatibility

    The package formats below can be converted to the LMS package format with a conversion tool, then imported into VU Collaborate using the browser based import or Bulk Course Create.

  • CE 6.x/8.x, Vista 4.x/8.x
  • Angel 7.3/7.4
  • Moodle 1.9.x
  • UCompass
  • TLM
  • Browser Support

    Your system must have Java Runtime Environment 6 or greater to run the Equation Editor and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater to use the Record Audio and Record Video features.

    Ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled.


    Chrome (newest) Supported (Highly recommended)  
    Firefox (newest) Supported (Highly recommended)
    Internet Explorer 10 Supported (recommended for drag and drop functionality)
    Internet Explorer 9 Supported (recommended)
    Internet Explorer 8 Unsupported
    Firefox 10.0 Maintenance

    Mac OS X

    Safari 7.0 Supported (Highly recommended)
    Safari 6.0 Supported
    Safari 5.1 Supported
    Safari 5.0 Maintenance
    Safari 4.0 Maintenance
    Firefox (newest) Supported
    Firefox 17.0 Maintenance (to the end of 2013)
    Firefox 10.0 Maintenance (to the end of 2012)
    Firefox (older) Unsupported
    Chrome (newest) Supported

    Tablet support for Desktop Web

    Android Browser (newest) Supported
    iPad Safari (newest) Supported
    Playbook Browser (newest) Supported

    Mobile Web

    Operating System/BrowserStatus
    iOS (Newest) Supported
    iOS 5 (Safari 5.1) Supported
    iOS 4 (Safari 5.0) Maintenance
    iOS 3 (Safari 4) Maintenance
    Android (Newest) Supported
    Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Supported
    Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Supported
    Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Supported
    Android 2.2 (Froyo) Supported
    Android 2.1 (Eclair) Maintenance
    Android 1.6 (Donut) Maintenance
    Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Maintenance
    Blackberry 7 Supported
    Blackberry 6 Supported