VITAL - Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning The Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

Help: 3. System Requirements and Support

  1. Operating systems: Windows NT/XP/Me/2000/98;   Macintosh OS X v10.3 - 10.1.5/OS 9.x;   Linux
  2. Monitor: 1024x768 or higher resolution recommended.
  3. Browsers:
    Windows: Internet Explorer 6 or later; Mozilla 1.x; Netscape 7.x
    MacOS: Internet Explorer 5.1 or later; Safari; Mozilla 1.x; Netscape 7.x
    Linux: Mozilla 1.x
    Netscape 4.x is not a supported browser for this application.
  4. JavaScript: Your browser must have JavaScript enabled.
  5. Plug-ins: Quicktime 6.3 or later. Download a free version of Quicktime Player if you do not already have it installed.
  6. Network Connection: The recommended connection is broadband connection (T1, LAN, DSL, or cable modem). Videos will not play if dial-up modem is used.
  7. Audio Output: Speakers, or headphones (necessary if you are using this tool in a lab)

3.1: Reporting Problems

You can report problems and submit suggestions by clicking on "Report Problems" located at the bottom of every page of VITAL application.

For critical problems that may jeopardize your ability to hand in your homework on time, direct your messages to Debra Marcus at and she will respond accordingly.

For technical questions that are not covered in the Help section, please contact us by e-mail ( and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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