The basic technical requirements needed to successfully operate the instructional technology used by LUOA are outlined below. These specifications are the minimum requirements. LUOA’s online programs are entirely online, so computers or devices that are compatible with any modern web browser will suffice for the vast majority of the student needs.
Most of the curriculum can run on the latest version of any modern browser. LUOA curriculum is compatible with the following browsers, though Chrome is the recommended browser.
Use of a desktop or laptop is required for an optimal experience. Some course content is incompatible with Chromebooks. Liberty’s IT Helpdesk is unable to support tablets, mobile devices, or Chromebooks.
To view recommended computers that meet LUOA specifications, complete the following steps:
The following specifications are recommended for operating the curriculum:
PC OS: Windows 8.1 or newer
Mac OS: macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer
Screen: 1366×768 resolution or higher
Memory: 8GB RAM or higher
Hard drive: 128 GB or higher
Graphics: DirectX, 64+ MB
Internet: High-speed capable of streaming video
5+ Mbps per concurrently used device is recommended
Some courses require students to print materials, take pictures, or record video and audio for part of an assignment. This is found most prevalently in Elementary and foreign language courses.
Printer: Required for some courses
Camera & Mic: Required for some courses (can be from a phone or tablet)
Access to all of the software that is needed to operate the curriculum is provided to the student as part of being in our program!
The student needs only to have the latest version of a modern web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, available for free) to access the online curriculum. Students may also need to download Adobe Reader (free) to view PDF documents.
Note: LUOA makes Microsoft Office 365 available to all LUOA students free of charge!
Your student’s internet safety and accountability is very important to LUOA. There are several internet filtering software solutions on the market. All LUOA content has been curated by Subject Matter Experts to fit the educational needs of your student in a manner that is professional, academic, and distinctly Christian. Nevertheless, this software has sometimes been known to block educational content. Some filtering issues can be circumvented by “whitelisting” https://luoa.instructure.com (not including “www.”) as well as other sites linked to from within the curriculum. Note that educational videos from YouTube are used within the curriculum.
The following is a list of computer skills needed for your student to be successful in an online setting. It is the student’s or parents’ responsibility to ensure that the student is proficient in the areas listed below.
On a PC: Taking screenshots using the Snipping Tool
On a Mac: Taking screenshots on a Mac
Basic use of Microsoft PowerPoint
Files: Uploading a file as an assignment submission in Canvas
Media: Uploading a media recording as an assignment submission in Canvas
Images: Uploading an image file as an assignment submission in Canvas
Messaging your teacher through the Canvas Inbox
PDF: Printing a PDF
Word: Printing a Word document
Because scanner instructions vary from one scanner to another, please consult your scanner manual.
Contact our Academic Advising team via email or call at 1 (866) 418-8741.
Contact your teacher through the Canvas messaging system.
Contact Liberty’s IT HelpDesk at 1 (866) 447-2869.