The ROADS learning management system provides a rich,
interactive experience for students. It is therefore recommended
that before you get started you should have the minimum hardware
and software requirements.
Note: ROADS does not utilize local hard-disk storage, so
you are free to access the system on any number of different
computers, from school or at home.
Minimum hardware and software configurations:
Supported Operating Systems
- Microsoft® Windows XP Professional or Home Edition, Windows
Vista, and Windows 7
- Apple® Mac OS 10.5+
- Windows-compatible PC with an equivalent of 1 GHz Intel®
- Apple Macintosh with Intel 1.6 GHz processor or higher
- 1 GB of RAM
- 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors. 1280 x
1024 or higher recommended
- 16-bit audio adapter and speakers
Internet Connection: It is highly recommended to have
DSL, Cable or better.
- DSL, Cable Modem or faster Internet access
Browser Plug-ins and Helper Applications
In addition to a compatible web-browser, Advanced Academics also
requires the following applications (all are free
You will also need a compatible media player (one or more of the
Some courses have specialized application
requirements, such as word processing software and audio recording
software. Any courses with specialized requirements will have a
technology requirements document available at the beginning of the
*Please be aware that you may require the services
of a network administrator who can configure firewall rules,
install software and address other technical issues. Our assessment
will immediately identify most network issues.