IT Checklist

Required Software

  • Modern browser such as Chrome or Internet Explorer.  See below for a specific list.
  • Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel) – Documents are provided to the participants throughout the course.  Participant also can submit their assignments using these formats.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (recommended)
  • ExecOnline Meetings application (for video conferencing).  Note that Chrome and Firefox users do not require the application.

Minimum Hardware Requirements for PC users:

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1 and above, Windows Vista SP2 and above, Windows XP SP3
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • 50MB of free space
  • CPU Speed: Dual core 2.4 GHz+ i5 or i7 series Intel processor or equivalent AMD
  • Internet Connection: Broadband +2Mbps

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Mac users:

  • Operating System: Apple OS X 10.6
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU Speed: Dual core 2.4 GHz+
  • Internet Connection: Broadband +2Mbps

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome version 45.0 and above
    Note that Chrome doesn’t support the Screen Sharing feature without an extension.  Screen Sharing can optionally be used during live meetings.  If you would like to screen share, the extension can be found here:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/blue-jeans-meeting/nodamnmigpadbnfioofpbacngdlcidgn
  • Mozilla Firefox version 13.0 and above
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 or Edge
  • Safari version 7 and above.
    Note that with the exception of live meetings, we also support Mobile Safari on iOS devices.

Required Peripherals for Live Video Conferencing:

Video conferencing is an important part of our programs.

  • Webcam  – Almost all native (integrated) webcams are compatible.
  • Headset is highly recommended
  • Microphone built-in with laptop or USB microphone

Platform Access

Testing Platform Access

To test your ExecOnline Platform access, visit https://platform.execonline.com and confirm that you see the screen below:

 

Bandwidth

Testing Your Bandwidth

To test your bandwidth, visit http://www.speedtest.net/ and click on “Begin Test”.

Be sure your connection is 2 Mbps or higher.

Scheduling

Test our live meeting scheduler

For participants looking to schedule a live meeting with one of our coaches, we utilize a system called Freebusy.  Freebusy provides our coaches availability that our participants to select from.  To ensure you have access to Freebusy click here.  You successfully accessed the scheduling system if you were able to view a screen similar to this:

Pick-a-Time grid

Video Playback

Testing Video Playback

Our learning platform streams video for the lectures within the course. Our videos work with our standard browser list.

Click the Play button on the video below. If you can see & hear this video, you are all set:

 
  • Mac
    • Safari: HTML5 Video
    • Chrome: HTML5 Video
    • Firefox: HTML5 video in new versions; Flash may be required with older versions
  • Windows
    • Internet Explorer 11, Edge: HTML5; Video is supported without Flash
    • Chrome: HTML5 Video
    • Firefox (21+): HTML5; Video is supported without Flash

If for some reason the video doesn’t work for you, we also support Vimeo in some circumstances.

While ExecOnline hosts most of its lecture content on its own video player, certain video resources, such as module introductions, recordings of live events and platform orientation videos, may be hosted on Vimeo. Check to see if you have access to Vimeo by clicking this link.

Video Conferencing

ExecOnline uses Blue Jeans Network video conferencing technology for our video conferencing.

  • For the best experience, use the Chrome browser to access your courses where video conferencing is natively supported.
  • For some clients that cannot use Chrome, the ExecOnline Meetings application is required for video conferencing.   See specific system requirements below.
  • To install and/or test your installation, visit our Tech Check segment within your course.
  • Mobile Live meetings are not currently supported
  • For detailed network configuration and troubleshooting see Blue Jeans Configuration Appendix below

ExecOnline Meetings Desktop Application requirements

To attend live meetings, for users that cannot use Chrome or Firefox (using Internet Explorer or Edge for example), the ExecOnline Meetings Desktop application is required.  This is a separate, downloadable desktop application that needs to be installed prior to attending a meeting.  The Tech Check in the Welcome module provides step-by-step installation instructions.  Contact support@execonline.com if you require assistance.

Windows
  • Windows 7 and later are supported, older operating systems are not supported (and do not work).
  • Please note, the ARM version of Windows is not supported.
Mac
  • Minimum OS X version supported is OS X 10.9.

 

BlueJeans Configuration Appendix

  • Firewall: For the BlueJeans experience, we recommend to open up our ports alongside all of the Blue Jeans IP Ranges. Click here to learn about our Ports & IP Ranges.
  • Click here for other Bluejeans system requirements.

Email Delivery

To ensure email delivery please have your IT department white list the following IP ranges:

  • *.mktomail.com (include the following IPs)
    199.15.214.45
    199.15.214.46
    199.15.214.47
    199.15.214.48
    199.15.214.49
    199.15.214.50
    199.15.214.199
    199.15.214.200
    199.15.214.201
    199.15.214.202
    199.15.215.77
    199.15.215.78
    199.15.215.79
    199.15.215.80
    199.15.215.81
    199.15.215.82
  • email.execonline.com
    192.254.116.217

Great Firewall of China

ExecOnline Platform users in China may experience connectivity issues due to China’s restricted access to various websites, including, potentially, our Platform. Below are potential steps to address such issues:

  • Check with your IT department to see if you have a corporate solution
  • VPN software or Virtual Private Network software.  Astrill is a popular VPN solution in China.  StrongVPN is another solution.  There are many others.
  • There are a number of free proxy servers—which are less reliable but free and there is nothing to install

For more information on the Great Firewall and additional solutions see – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Shield_Project

Run into issues?
Get help from our support team.

If you have questions or require assistance please contact us at support@execonline.com.