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Learning Management System (LMS)

LMS Technical Requirements

In general, you need:

  • computer with Internet access (high-speed is better)
  • Internet browser with pop-up block disabled
  • LMS account (see LMS home page to create an account)

To make use of all of the features within the LMS, your computer must meet the requirements below. At the bottom of this page, you will see a "Test Your Computer" section. Use this section to test your computer to determine whether you need to download additional software.

Required Technology

The minimum technical requirements are:

  • Internet access with minimum of 56kbps
  • Web browser:
    Internet Explorer (IE): version 5.5 or later
    Netscape version 7.2 or later
    Firefox 1.5 or later
  • 233 MHz Pentium processor, or equivalent
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Windows 95/98/NT/2000, MacIntosh OS8 or OS9, Unix
  • 800x600 screen resolution
  • 16 bit or higher colour depth
  • Sound/video card, speakers (preferred)
  • Work email address

Word Processing Software

Information on the eLearning website is provided in HTML and PDF formats. The software to read PDF files (Adobe Reader) is routinely installed on most computers. If you do not have this software installed on your computer, you will need to download and install a PDF Reader on your computer: PDF - Portable Document Format. To view these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If the Adobe download site is not accessible to you, you can download Acrobat Reader from an accessible page.

Media Players (for viewing interactive content)

In some instances, interactive content may require one of the following media players in order to view the information. In most cases, your computer will come with one or more of these players already installed. If not, they are available for free download from the websites listed below.

Test Your Computer

If you are unsure of what software is currently installed on your computer, follow the instructions below to test your computer. You must be connected to the Internet for tests to work properly.

RUN FLASH TEST
(should open a webpage with an animated box that includes the words "Installation Complete Version 7.x.x.x installed successfully")
(NOTE: FLASH VERSION 7.X OR HIGHER REQUIRED - reinstall Flash if you have an earlier version)

RUN QUICKTIME TEST
(should open Blue Q QuickTime Icon and play audio)

RUN WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER TEST
(should open a Smallpox training movie in Windows Media Player)

RUN ADOBE ACROBAT READER TEST
(should launch Adobe Acrobat Reader or Abobe Acrobat and link to a PDF file)

RUN POWERPOINT TEST
(should launch file open/save request, click open and wait for PowerPoint slide to appear)

 


Questions:

Computer Training Solutions
Email: cts@manitoba-ehealth.ca
Phone: (204) 926-9172

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