How Do I Know If My Computer Is Ready for eLearning?


The great thing about web-based e-learning is that it is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. If you are able to view this website, then you will most likely have no problems accessing our e-learning courses. That said, the interactive, multimedia nature of Web 2.0 e-learning means that there are some minimum requirements for accessing Learning Management Systems and e-learning courses.


If you are unsure if your system and browser meet the requirement you may use one of the following tools to test them:


Quick Course Compatibility Check


Full SkillSoft Compatibility Verification



Recommended Minimum System Requirements:

  • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher 1Ghz Processor (PC) / G3 Processor (Mac)
  • Memory: 128MB (PC) / 256MB (Mac)
  • Internet Connection: High-speed internet connection via web browser
  • Video: 1024x768, 16-bit Colour
  • Audio: Audio Card with speakers or headphones.
  • Operating System:
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Mac OS 10.4 or newer
    • Linux OS
  • Web Browser:
    • Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer (PC Only)
    • Mozilla Firefox (PC Only)
    • Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac or PC)
  • Browser Options:
    • Your browser must have the following options enabled: browser caching, active scripting, scripting of Java applets, meta refresh (IE6), java console, accept cookies.
  • Pop-ups:
    • If you have a pop-up blocker enabled on your browser, you must set it to accept pop-ups from SkillSpark sites (i.e. those ending in, or your courses will fail to launch.
  • Plug-ins/Add-ons:
    • Your computer and browser must have the following add-ons installed in order to access all course features: Flash 7.0 or newer, Adobe Reader 7.0 or newer, Java Runtime Environment.


View detailed system requirements list.


The necessary browsers and plug-ins can be found at the following sites:

Internet Explorer



Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash



Need Support?


If you are looking for support on running courses, either through SkillSpark’s Course Central, or your own customized Learning Management System, you might want to visit our support pages:



If you are having trouble accessing courses and cannot find the solution on our website, please contact our Support Team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .