Online Campus

Computer Setup for Aims Online

Use a Recommended Operating System

  • Windows:
    • Recommended: Windows 7
    • or Windows XP, Vista
  • Mac
    • Recommended: Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

Use a Recommended Internet Speed

  • Recommended: cable modem or DSL
  • or 56K modem


Use a Recommended Browser

  • PC Windows
    • Recommended: Firefox newest version or Internet Explorer 9.
    • or Chrome newest version
  • Mac
    • Recommended: Firefox newest version
    • or Safari 5.1, or Chrome newest version

Please note:  myAims, DegreeWorks, and other Aims computer software programs do not support Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox versions above 3.6

Set your Screen Display

Recommended: SVGA Monitor, resolution of 1024x768 or greater, at least 16 bit color

To change the display in Windows 7:

  1. Right click in a blank spot on your desktop and select Properties
  2. Select Screen Resolution from the pop-up menu.
  3. Click the Resolution drop-down menu.
  4. Slide the Screen Resolution to 1024 x 768
  5. Click OK to save your changes

 

To change the display in Windows (98, 2000 and XP):

  1. Right click in a blank spot on your desktop and select Properties
  2. Select the Settings tab
  3. Slide the Screen Resolution to 1024 x 768
  4. Change Color Quality to Medium (to High if possible)
  5. Select OK to save your changes

Note: Your screen may flicker or shut off for a moment while the display settings are updated.

To change the display on a Mac

  1. In the Apple menu, click System Preferences. Double-click Displays
  2. In the Colors dropdown menu, change the setting by clicking Thousands or Millions 
    if possible.
  3. In the Resolutions menu, change the setting by clicking the 1024 x 768 option.

Note: Your screen may flicker or shut off for a moment while the display settings are updated.

 

Install SUN Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

In order for certain features in Aims Online to work properly, you must allow your browser to read Java applets.

  • Recommended: JRE 1.6 update 31
  • or JRE v1.4.2.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x

Download file from Sun. http://java.com/en/index.jsp

 

Browser Specific Settings

If you are using Aims Online at work, you need to know about company firewalls

If you have difficulty logging into your course, contact your IT office at work and discuss the issue with them.

The college has no control over the way your company network is configured; it's important to deal directly with the IT staff at your office to resolve problems.

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