Technology Requirements for Volusia Live and Volusia Online Learning

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VCS Families,

Please see below two separate lists for information about hardware recommendations and technology requirements. One list is for Volusia Live and another list is for Volusia Online Learning. (Technology teams are working to get devices to families that need to borrow them from the district)

Technology Requirements for Volusia Live

Good news! Most computers purchased within the last five years will meet the hardware recommendations for Volusia Live! Any Microsoft Windows 8.1+, Apple macOS 10.14+, or Apple iOS 13+ laptop, desktop, or tablet device with the following requirements is preferred.

Minimum System Requirements for Ideal Performance

  • 1.8 GHz Processor or better
  • 128 GB Hard Drive
  • 4 GB RAM Memory
  • Web Camera or Built-in Camera

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 or 10
  • Apple macOS 10.14 or above
  • Apple iOS 13+

Supported Browsers

  • Google Chrome (preferred)
  • Microsoft Edge (new version)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari

Software Applications

  • All VCS students can download Microsoft Office to their personal devices for free!
    • Students can log onto VPortal, click on the Office 365 icon and select the Download option in the upper right-hand corner.

Technology Requirements for Volusia Online Learning

Traditional laptops and desktop devices (any brand) with the following requirements are preferred. *Please note mobile and other light devices such as iPads and Chromebooks do not support Flash and Java, which are used in our learning platforms.

Minimum System Requirements for Ideal Performance

  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • 4 GB RAM Memory
  • Web Camera or Built-in Camera

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or above
  • Apple macOS 10.8 or above

Supported Browsers

  • Google Chrome (preferred)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari

Required Browser Settings and Plugins

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Flash enabled
  • Java installed

Software Applications

  • Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • All VCS students can download Microsoft Office to their personal devices for free
    • Students can log into VPortal, go to Office 365 and select the Download option in the upper right-hand corner
  • Apple macOS users: Please note our programs do NOT accept files from Apple software products such as Apple Pages. You will need to download and install Microsoft Office products or use a converter.

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