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We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or more powerful processor
Operating system: Up-to-date version of Windows 10 or Windows 11
Memory: 8GB RAM or more
Monitor/Display: 17″ laptop display or 21″ external monitor
Hardware: Wired USB headset and webcam
Network Connection: Wired internet connection with a minimum of 20 megabits per second download and 10 megabits per second upload
Note: The following lists minimum requirements that allow for network connectivity and other basic functions. If you are planning on purchasing a new computer, please use the recommended configurations above.
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or equivalent processor
Operating system: Up-to-date version of Windows, MacOS, or ChromeOS
Memory: 4GB RAM
Monitor/Display: 15″ laptop display or 19″ external monitor
Hardware: Microphone and webcam – either integrated into the device or as external peripherals
Network Connection: Wired or wireless internet connection with minimum of 10 megabits per second upload and download speed. The Reachability on this test should be Good or better.
We are currently not supporting mobile devices or tablet computers when using the King’s InterHigh Student Hub. Development is ongoing and we look forward to offering this in the future.
We recommend using a Windows PC or laptop for compatibility as King’s InterHigh course material is created on Windows computers. Apple Mac computers can be used, although they work with different file types which may require files to be converted. We also recommend using the Google Chrome Internet browser when using an Apple Mac computer.
We recommend that students have access to a printer and scanner for school work as some subjects require the printing and scanning of class exercises and exams. It is also possible to use a mobile phone to photograph completed work to scan it using the Microsoft Lens app.
All setups will require speakers and a microphone. We recommend the use of a USB headset which combines both headphones and microphone.
Many lessons will offer students the opportunity to participate using their webcams. We recommend using an integrated webcam or an external USB webcam depending on the device type.
An office package – Students will have access to the online versions of Microsoft Office apps whilst they are attending the school. These apps can perform the majority of tasks needed for school work, but do have limitations compared to the installed versions. If students wish to use the installed apps, it is advised that a Microsoft 365 Subscription is acquired.
Adobe Reader is recommended, but an internet browser will be able to open these files if necessary.
Google Chrome (latest version) is recommended.
Adobe Connect is used for online classrooms. These work most efficiently when opened with the Adobe Connect application. The latest version can be downloaded from the Adobe Connect Downloads and Updates page.
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