Before the Event
You do not need any special software for the course, beyond an internet browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc) and a small free download of Zoom. You will be automatically prompted to download Zoom when joining the virtual conference, but we strongly recommending downloading the program prior to day of the event.
Click the link above will automatically start a download. Be sure your pop-up blockers are disable.
Operating System and Browsers
The following operating systems and browsers are supported by Zoom.
- Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
- Windows XP with SP3 or later, Vista with SP1 or later
- Surface PRO 2 (running Win 8.1) or Surface PRO 3 (running Win 10)
- iOS, Android and Blackberry mobile devices
- Windows: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
- Mac: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
- Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
If you are using an unsupported operating system you will not be able to join the live virtual conference. Visit the Zoom System Requirements page for further information.
We recommend that you use a computer with a DSL or Cable modem connection, or a mobile device with a fast connection. Satellite connection is also feasible, but may be unpredictable for participating in webinars. Zoom offers additional recommendations relative to internet bandwidth.
For slower internet speeds, it may be useful to join the virtual conference through your computer for the video and screen views, but connect to the conference audio using your phone from a landline or cell phone (instead of trying to also connect your audio through your computer).
You DO need to have functioning speakers for the webinars but DO NOT need to have a headset or video camera. You will have the option to join the virtual conference by using your computer's integrated audio or by joining by phone.