Configuring Student Workstations for the A+nyWhere Learning System Browser Software (A+)
Posted by Louis Peduzzi on 19 August 2012 08:03 PM
For a user accessing the A+nyWhere Learning System (A+LS™) software through a web browser, the browser must be configured appropriately. We will show you how.

Supported Browsers

Windows – Internet Explorer® 8.0 or 9.0

Cache Settings

WARNING: Internet Explorer MUST be set to NOT cache (save) A+LS web pages on the workstation.

Caching of A+LS pages is the #1 reason why students may have trouble accessing lessons. Please follow the steps below to properly configure Internet Explorer cache settings for each workstation.

1. Launch Internet Explorer.

2. From the Internet Explorer menu bar at the top of the window, select Tools, then Internet options. If the menu bar doesn’t appear, press the [Alt] key and the menu should appear.

3. In the Internet Options window, select the General tab.

4. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click the Settings button.

5. In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings window, make sure that Check for newer versions of stored pages is set to Every time I visit the webpage.

6. Click OK when finished.

Security Settings

The default security settings in Internet Explorer (set to Medium-High by default) should allow A+LS to operate error-free, with no changes required. To confirm your security setting, on the menu bar select Tools / Internet options, then the Security tab.

The Adobe® Flash® Plug-in

Some lessons in A+LS use the Flash plug-in to deliver instructional content to the user. Adobe Flash 10.2 or greater is required in order to view this content. To see if the Flash plug- in is currently installed on the computer’s web browser, and install it if needed, go to:

Adobe Acrobat® Reader

A reasonably current version of Adobe Reader is required to view embedded .PDF files (documents) in some lessons. It is available at:

Internet Bandwidth

It is recommended that single-users have broadband or better connection speeds. Generally, for multi-user configurations, the equivalent of 1.5 Mbit/s will support about 40 users.