Online Homeschooling System Requirements

Online Homeschooling System Requirements

Below is listed the basic technical requirements needed to successfully operate the instructional technology used by LUOA. Please be advised that the specifications below are the minimum requirements. It is recommended that users exceed the minimum requirements whenever possible in order to achieve the best available user experience. At this time, we cannot guarantee an optimal user experience with Netbooks, Chromebooks, or mobile devices, including tablets.

Hardware Requirements


Computers are preferably five (5) years old or newer. 

  • Processor: 2GHz or more; elementary grades require Intel Core2 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM or more  
  • Screen: 1024×768 resolution or higher; 32-bit color or higher 
  • Internet: High-speed broadband internet; 1–2 Mbps or more per concurrent user


Media & Printing

  • Printer: Required (especially in Elementary)
  • Scanner: Required. High-resolution photos taken from a phone or tablet camera are accepted as long as the content is clearly visible, discernable, and legible
  • Webcam: Required (Can be included in phone or tablet)
  • Microphone: Required (Can be included in phone or tablet)


Software Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • PC: Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 or newer


Web Browsers

As a general rule, please always use the most up-to-date version of your web browser available.

  • Compatible: Google Chrome (Recommended), Firefox and Safari (Not recommended)
  • Not Guaranteed:  Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge


Required Software:

The following software and browser settings are required for the successful use of LUOA’s instructional technologies. Please note that all required software is available free of charge, including Microsoft Office 365. If you need assistance, you may contact technical support by calling 1-866-418-8741.

  • Web Browser:  Google Chrome OR Mozilla Firefox (free)
  • MS Office: Microsoft Office Suit, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (free)
  • Adobe Flash: Adobe Flash Player, most up-to-date version (free) - Flash Player must be enabled in the browser settings as it is required by some software vendors
  • Adobe Reader:  Adobe Reader is required to view some PDF documents (free)
  • Java: JavaScript must be enabled in the browser settings (free). Java plugin may be required for some features 

Next Start Date

December 24, 2018

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