celebrant Institute Faculty

Computer Requirements

Your Celebrant Institute course is an online learning course that depends on computer technology to deliver the maximum learning experience to students. In order to fully participate, you will need:

  • High speed internet access

  • A USB Headset for your weekly web conferencing classes

  • Email and the ability to attach files

  • An updated internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox)

  • Upgraded Java

  • Microsoft Word 97-2003 compatibility (DOC file format)

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files

  • Adobe Flash Player for viewing videos

1. TALKING AND BEING HEARD - HEADSETS, MICROPHONES AND SPEAKERS:

The software we use for our web conferencing classes is called GoToTraining, a Citrix product. Web conferencing simply means that via the computer we can all see the same screen, hear everyone through speakers or phone, and talk to everyone via phone or a microphone.

You'll click a link to view an onscreen presentation, and then to hear everybody and talk to your classmates, you can either join by calling a TOLL phone number that will be provided OR you can use a USB headset for a free audio connection.

In sum, students will need:

  • a fast Internet connection, and

  • A USB headset

VIEWING THE ON-SCREEN PRESENTATION

ACCESSING GOTOTRAINING, OUR WEB CONFERENCING SYSTEM:

You'll want to make sure you meet the following SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS in order to access the onscreen portion of your classes.

For Mac users, this might require you to order an operating system upgrade by MAIL, so do that ASAP if you are using Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) or older. See all the details below. To attend our webinars, the following is required: For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

  • Minimum of Pentium class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista) For Mac-based participants:

  • Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 3.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)

  • Mac OS X 10.5 - Leopard or newer

  • Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or better recommended)

  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

3. TO VIEW VIDEOS AND WEBINAR RECORDINGS: The Celebrant Foundation & Institute videos are posted in Windows Media Player file format. PC users should already have software to view such files on their computers.

MAC STUDENTS will need to download a free application "Flip4Mac", which allows you to view .WMV files in Quicktime for Mac. You can download it for free here.