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Application System Requirements

Computers used to access Wayne State University administrative systems and applications must meet the hardware and software specificiations and requirements below.

The C&IT Help Desk will provide technical support for these applications, but only if your hardware and software meet these requirements.* 

  • Before upgrading your desktop hardware or software, consult with the technical support staff in your school, college, division or department for advice.
  • If you are shopping for a new computer using WSU funds, visit the WSU Purchasing Department's website for the best available prices.
  • Recommended specifications for personal computer purchases are available here.

Blackboard

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 8, 7, Vista 1.5 Ghz or greater 1 GB of RAM 1.7u51 or higher Broadband Internet Explorer (8, 9, 10). Firefox and Chrome (Current stable release)  
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher 1.5 Ghz or greater 1 GB of RAM 1.7u51 or higher Broadband Safari (5.0, 5.1, 6.0.1). Firefox and Chrome (Current stable release)  

Echo Personal Capture

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 8, 7, Vista 1.8 Ghz Dual Core 2 GB of RAM N/A 10/100 network interface   Internal audio device or USB port for audio capture
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher 1.8 Ghz Dual Core 2 GB of RAM N/A 10/100 network interface   Internal audio device or USB port for audio capture

Respondus Lockdown Browser

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 8, 7, Vista N/A 128 MB of RAM N/A Broadband Internet Explorer 8 or higher must be configured to the min. requirements for the LMS being used. IE must be able to pass the LMS browser check.  
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher N/A 1 GB of RAM N/A Broadband The Safari browser must be configured to the min. requirements for the LMS being used.  

Blackboard Collaborate

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 8, 7, Vista N/A

256 MB of RAM

6u13 or higher

28.8kbps (Broadband recommended)

IE 11, Firefox (latest stable release), Chrome (latest stable release)

20 MB free disk space, Soundcard with microphone and headphones (A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)

Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.9 N/A

256 MB of RAM

1.7

28.8kbps (Broadband recommended)

Firefox (latest stable release)

20 MB free disk space, Soundcard with microphone and headphones (A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)

Banner

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7 N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband IE 9/10/11, Firefox 26 and under, Chrome 31 and under  
Mac OS X Supported N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband Firefox 26 and under, Safari 4.0/5.0/6.0  

Cognos Business Intelligence

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7 N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband IE 9/10, Firefox 3.5/3.6, Firefox 4 IE 10 Settings
Mac OS X Supported N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband Firefox 4  

Wayne Connect

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7 N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband IE 9+, Firefox 3.5/3.6, Firefox 4  
Mac OS X Supported N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband Firefox 4, Safari 4.0/5.0  

Academica

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7+ N/A N/A N/A Broadband Firefox 21+, Chrome 18+ and IE 10+  
Mac OS X 10.5+ N/A N/A N/A Broadband Firefox 21+, Chrome 18+ and Opera 6+   

Academica is designed to work on modern mobile devices, but has not been extensively tested. Feel free to try it out on your iOS, Android or Windows Phone device. When we complete testing, this page will be updated.

Application Xtender (Banner Imaging)

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7 N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband IE 8/10, Firefox 3.5/3.6, Firefox 4 Adobe 9
Mac OS X Supported N/A N/A 1.7u51 or higher Broadband Firefox 4, Safari 4.0/5.0 Adobe 9

IE 10 is not officially supported by the vendor, but C&IT has confirmed that it works in Compatibility Mode.

SMARTi

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7 N/A N/A        
Mac OS X Not supported N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  

Appworx

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7 N/A N/A        
Mac OS X Not supported N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  

CASHNet

OS OS Version Processor Memory Java Internet Access Browsers Other
Windows 7         IE 10.0/11.0, Firefox V48, Chrome V52, Safari 5.1.7  
Mac OS X           Safari 6.0, Firefox 23.0  

*WSU enterprise systems may work with configurations other than those listed above, but support will not be provided for systems not conforming to the listed system requirements.