MyWorld - Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

Teachers will need to have a working e-mail account to use MyWorld in a classroom setting so that students’ scores and blog posts can be sent to them.

MyWorld requires the following minimum hardware and software:

Hardware Requirements:

  • Pentium II 450 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 960 x 600 display (minimum); 1024 x 768 display (recommended)

Software Requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista or 7 or Mac OS X v10.4 or later
  • Flash Player 10*
  • Internet Browser that supports Flash Player 10 (Firefox 2.0 or later, Internet Explorer 6 or later, Opera 9.5 or later, Google Chrome 2.0 or later, Safari 3 or later.)

*If you are running Flash Player 9, the tutorial will appear to work at first but you will not be able to access most of the content. To find out which version of Flash is currently installed on your computer, go to a site that requires Flash such as www.cbc.ca and click on the Flash window with the mouse’s right button. At the bottom of the window that pops up it will read “About Adobe Flash Player” and then the version number.

If you require an updated version of Flash player, you may download it from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/; if you have difficulty installing it on lab or classroom computers, see your school’s information technology coordinator.

Other Requirements:

  • Speakers or headphones (one pair per student)

The tutorial functions best when Zoom is set to 100%. (To set Zoom level in both Internet Explorer and Firefox, select the View menu and then select Zoom.)