Test Your System
Please read this page carefully. It will help you to test and configure your computer for participating in this course.
Press the test your system button below to determine if your computer is configured properly. If it is not, the instructions provided at the bottom of this page will assist you in installing the required software and configuring your system appropriately. Note, your web browser must have popup windows enabled for this test to work.
If you have questions or need help configuring your system, please contact us for assistance.
To access this course, your system must satisfy the following requirements:
A minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels is recommended for this course.
Many of the activities in this course require you to have a statistical software package installed on your computer. Instructions are provided in the activities for all of the following software packages. Note that you only need one of these four options - not all of them.
Configure Your Browser
Use the links below to download a compatible Web Browser:
Cookies are required in order to create an account and sign in to this website. If you were able to sign in successfully, cookies are already enabled in your Web Browser.
Some of the learning activities in this course feature interactive Java applets. To be able to use these applets, you must have Java installed and enabled. The Java plugin can be downloaded from http://www.java.com/.
Got Java? Still having problems? The Java Plug-in may not be enabled:
To enable Java in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options. Next, select the Programs tab and click Manage add-ons. Select the All add-ons option in the Add-on Types dropdown list. Highlight Java Plug-in and click Enable button. Close the Add-ons widow. Next, select the Security Tab, and select the Custom Level button Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets. Make sure the Enable radio button is checked. Click OK twice to save your preference.
To enable Java in Firefox, click the Tools menu and select Add-ons. Select Plugins and highlight Java Plug-in. Click Enable.
Adobe Flash Plugin
Some of the learning activities in this course feature
interactive Flash activities. To be able to use these
activities, you must have Flash installed. The Flash plugin
can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.
MathPlayer Plugin (for Internet Explorer)
This course contains mathematical formulas. In order for these formulas to display properly within Internet Explorer, you must install the MathPlayer plugin. To download the MathPlayer, visit http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathplayer/download.htm.
This course contains mathematical formulas. In order for these formulas to display properly within Firefox, you must install a set of mathml fonts. Download the mathml fonts using this links: For Firefox 4 and above, download https://developer.mozilla.org/@api/deki/files/4720/=STIXv1.0.0.zip. For Firefox 3 download https://developer.mozilla.org/@api/deki/files/4719/=STIX-mozilla1.9.zip. and then follow the instructions below to install them:
If you have configured your Web Browser to not allow popup windows or if you have installed any utility program which blocks popup windows, you will not be able to access areas of this course.
To determine if popup windows are enabled in your Web
Browser, press the Test Your System button
above. If a new window opens, then popup windows are