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Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

To participate in open courses, your laptop or your desktop computer must meet the technical requirements listed below. Additionally:

  • Tablets (iPads and Android tablets) and mobile devices (iPhones and Android phones) are not supported.

  • Some 2-in-1 or hybrid laptops (such as Google Chromebooks) are only compatible with courses that don’t have proctored exams. To confirm if your device is compatible with the proctoring software used in our courses, please contact RPNow at 855-436-2039. Courses that don’t include proctored exams are: English Composition (ENG 101), English Composition: Research and Writing (ENG 102) and National Service and American Democracy (CPP 112).

Operating System

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Web BrowserRequired Plug-insConnection Speed
Chrome or FirefoxAdobe Flash is required to complete ID verificationMinimum 300kb/s upload speed^ 
Date and TimeOtherWebcam
Accurate for your local time zone.Net Framework is NOT requiredRequired to verify identity and complete proctored exams

Operating System

Mac OS 10.11-10.15

Web BrowserRequired Plug-insConnection Speed
Chrome or FirefoxAdobe Flash is required to complete ID verificationMinimum 300kb/s upload speed^ 
Date and TimeOtherWebcam
Accurate for your local time zoneWindows OS not supported on MACRequired to verify identity and complete proctored exams