Digital Learning Requirements

I teach between multiple software suites, including Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. All services are available on Android, iOS/iPads, Windows and Mac.

Broadband Requirements

I personally recommend a WiFi speed of minimum 40mbps for lessons - this ensures we can hear each other and that shared screens are legible. As a base, a minimum of 20mbps is required. You can check your internet speed by searching "Speed Test". 

Windows Computers

Students on Windows computers must install Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Chrome. Microsoft Office is highly recommended aswell. 

The recommended requirements are as listed

Windows 11

8GB RAM

16GB free storage

Working webcam, speakers and microphone

The minimum requirements are as listed

Windows 10 (not in 'S' mode)

4GB RAM

8GB free storage

Working webcam, speakers and microphone

Apple Mac Computers

Students on Apple Mac computers must install Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Chrome (or an alternative Chromium based browser). If parental controls are enabled, parents may need to 'trust' Edmodo and Microsoft domains. Microsoft Office is highly recommended aswell (iWork is not suitable).

The recommended requirements are as listed

macOS Monterey

8GB RAM

16GB free storage

Working webcam, speakers and microphone

The minimum requirements are as listed

macOS Sierra

4GB RAM

8GB free storage

Working webcam, speakers and microphone

Chromebook/Chromebox Devices

I do not recommend accessing tuition on a ChromeOS device, as I have found these to be extremely temperamental. However, if these need to be used, a supported device is required.

Parents should cross-reference their child's Chromebook with the following list of updated Chromebooks, ensuring their child's device has not surpassed this date.

Chromebook users will need to install the PWA Version of Zoom, Teams and the VLE. These should be downloaded from the Play Store. If this is not available, a limited service from these platforms may be available via a browser.

Full Office 365 is not available via Chromebooks.

iOS

Students using iOS should download apps for Zoom, Microsoft Teams and the VLE. Students may also benefit from the Microsoft Word and PowerPoint apps. 

 

Requirements for iOS are as below.

The recommended requirements are as listed

An iPad with a screen over 10"

iPadOS 13+

4GB free storage

Working webcam, speakers and microphone

The minimum requirements are as listed

iPadOS 12.2

2GB free storage

Working webcam, speakers and microphone

These requirements are subject to change at any point, as Microsoft, Zoom and Google are continually developing and evolving. For the most up to date information, please visit their individual websites.

Zoom - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-requirements-for-Windows-macOS-and-Linux

Microsoft Teams - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/hardware-requirements-for-the-teams-app

Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/7100626?hl=en

If you are looking to purchase a device for your child's tuition, please read the following page; this outlines what services are required and recommended specifications for you to take to a retail environment.