Using ETUDES: Section 1: Getting Started
 Lesson 5: Using a Supported Web Browser

  by Gayle L. Fornataro, Virtual Valley Student Success Coordinator


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Using ETUDES: Self-Paced Tutorial
Section I: Getting Started

  Lesson 5: Using a Supported                    Web Browser

Next, you will need to make sure you are using a supported web browser. Browser requirements differ depending on whether you have a PC or a Mac (If you do not know which kind of computer you are using, you are probably using a PC. If you do have a Mac, it will have an apple icon somewhere on the machine).

Browser Requirements (PC & Mac)

PC Supported Browsers


MAC Supported Browser

The recommended web browsers for PC users are:

  •  Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 SP2* or later, and
  •  Firefox 2.0 or later versions.
  • Other web browsers are not supported and may not function properly.

      Both browsers are available as free downloads:
          Get Mozilla Firefox  

          Get IE7.0 SP (

Note: Windows Vista has not been QA tested yet; thus, we cannot reccomend it at this time.

*Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 SP2* is supported but we recommend upgrading to IE 7.

The Only Recommended Browser for Mac Users is:
   Firefox 2.x.
   Firefox requires OSX.3 or higher.

  •  Firefox is available as a free download by  clicking on the link above.

NOTE: Internet Explorer, Safari, Netscape, as well as AOL versions of any borwser are not supported browsers for the Mac. You won't be able to use the editor for discussions, tests & quizzes and assignments.

Netscape, Opera, and other browsers that are not listed here are not supported. Please stick with FireFox.


 Instructions for AOL and CompuServe Subscribers

AOL and CompuServe (AOL/CS) software includes an integrated browser-like feature that does not provide full access to the Internet. Students MUST minimize the AOL/CS Browser once their Internet connection is established and open one of the supported browsers. Do NOT attempt to use the AOL/CS versions of Netscape or Internet Explorer.

You must download a separate, complete, independent version of Internet Explorer or Netscape. This will alleviate frustration associated with many known problems caused by the AOL/CS quasi-browser and its inherent inability to access to a significant percent of the World Wide Web.

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