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Trinity Online Learning Center System Requirements

The following minimum computer specifications are recommended for access to the Trinity Online Learning Center:

All Students Minimum Recommended
Internet Connection¹ • 56KB modem • Broadband (Cable or DSL)
Email Capabilities² • Unique email address • 15+ MB of email storage
• HTML email capabilities
Hardware • 10 GB of hard disk space • 20+ GB of hard disk space
Software Microsoft Office 2003 or
Antivirus software
Microsoft Office 2010 or
Antivirus software
(free software)
Windows Media Player 10
Adobe Reader 8 or
  Foxit Reader 3
Adobe Flash Player 9
Windows Media Player 11
Adobe Reader 9 or
  Foxit Reader 4
Adobe Flash Player 10
Peripherals • Video card and monitor
  display capable of 1024x768
  pixel resolution
• Sound card
• Speakers
• Video card and monitor
  display capable of 1024x768
  pixel resolution or higher
• Sound card
• Speakers
¹ Trinity’s technical support staff strongly recommends a broadband (cable modem or DSL) Internet connection.
   While not required, subscribing to a broadband connection may be the most important investment students can
   make to improve their online learning experience.

² If you do not have an email account you can sign up for a free account using Google’s Gmail service.

PC* Minimum Recommended
Processor • 1 GHz • 2 GHz or higher
Operating System • Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows 7
RAM • 512 MB • 2 GB or higher
(only 1 needed)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Firefox 3.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Firefox 3.6 or higher

Macintosh* Minimum Recommended
Processor • G4 1.25 GHz • Intel 2 GHz or higher
Operating System • OS X (10.4) • OS X (10.6) or higher
RAM • 512 MB • 2 GB or higher
(only 1 needed)
Firefox 3.0
Safari 3.0
Firefox 3.6 or higher
Safari 5.0 or higher
 * Trinity recommends that new students use or purchase a computer with the recommended standards listed above at
    the beginning of their studies.

** While other browsers may perform adequately, Trinity cannot provide technical support for browsers other than those
    listed above.

 + Cookies should be enabled in your browser and please disable any popup blocking.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
    (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Double-click the Internet Options icon.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Select the option 'Override automatic cookie handling' under the Cookies section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
  6. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies.'
  7. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'Third-party Cookies.'
    (Note: if you select the 'Prompt' option, you'll be prompted to click OK every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  8. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Set 'Firefox will': to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Check the box next to Accept cookies from sites to enable cookies, or uncheck it to disable them.
  5. Click OK.


  1. Go to the Safari drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Security in the top panel.
  4. Under 'Accept Cookies' select the option 'Only from sites you navigate to.'


All written assignments submitted electronically are to be submitted in Microsoft Word compatible format. If you cannot afford or wish to use Microsoft Office (contains Microsoft Word), you may use, a free open-source office software suite (including a word processor: Writer) that can save files in Microsoft Word format.

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Word, there are excellent tutorials on the web to help you learn how to use Microsoft Word. There are many tutorials on the web for as well.

You will also need Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader for viewing Study Guides, and the Adobe Flash plug-in / add-on for listening to audio lectures using the Trinity Online Learning Center’s built-in MP3 player. Audio lectures, which are in MP3 format, can be downloaded to your computer and listened to using any MP3 player software you wish (such as Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, etc.), or downloaded to an MP3 player. Please note that all academic audio lectures are the property of Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary and are not authorized for duplication or distribution without prior written consent.

Need technical support? Complete and submit the Trinity Technical Support Form or contact us at 1-800-473-0307.