Technical Requirements

Since classes offered through Idaho Digital Learning Alliance are strictly online, there are some basic technology requirements.
You need a computer that meets minimum system requirements.


  • A laptop or desktop computer less than 6 years old (Mac, Windows or Chromebook NOT a tablet)
  • Internet connection
  • A current email account
  • One of the following operating systems: Windows Vista or higher or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
  • One of the following web browsers: Chrome or Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player, latest version
  • Ability to read files of type .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx (these open by several programs, including Microsoft Office 2007 or higher, OpenOffice version 3 or higher, and Google docs)
  • Ability to read .pdf files (these open by several programs, including Adobe Reader and Apple Preview)
  • A microphone or headset microphone
  • Speakers or headphones


  • Printer
  • High Speed Internet connection (DSL, Cable, Satellite, NOT Dialup)