This section is to assist you with solving potential technical issues

Technical Requirements

To ensure the best possible experience with VU Collaborate the following technical requirements are suggested. 

System and Software Requirements

Operating system Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

Mac OS X

Windows 7

Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

Video Minimum resolution of 1024 x 600 Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
Internet speed 56K modem 56K or cable modem, DSL
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE 1.6.x

(Required to run the Equation Editor)

JRE 6 update 31
JavaScript Enabled Enabled
Cookies Enabled Enabled


Course Import Compatibility

The package formats below can be directly imported into VU collaborate using the browser based import or Bulk Course Create.

  • Blackboard 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
  • WebCT CE 3.x, CE 4, CE 6.x/8.x (single modules or quizzes only), Vista 4.x/8.x (single modules or quizzes only)
  • IMS Common Cartridge 1.0
  • SCORM 1.2/2004
  • Respondus 2.0, 3.x, 4.x
  • Desire2Learn 8.x, 9.x, 10.x 

Course Conversion Compatibility

The package formats below can be converted to the LMS package format with a conversion tool, then imported into VU Collaborate using the browser based import or Bulk Course Create.

  • CE 6.x/8.x, Vista 4.x/8.x
  • Angel 7.3/7.4
  • Moodle 1.9.x
  • UCompass
  • TLM 

Browser Support

Your system must have Java Runtime Environment 6 or greater to run the Equation Editor and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater to use the Record Audio and Record Video features.

Ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled.


Chrome (newest) Supported (Highly recommended)  
Internet Explorer 10 Supported (recommended for drag and drop functionality)
Internet Explorer 9 Supported (recommended)
Internet Explorer 8 Unsupported
Firefox (newest) Supported (recommended)
Firefox 10.0 Maintenance

Mac OS X

Safari 7.0 Supported (Highly recommended)
Safari 6.0 Supported
Safari 5.1 Supported
Safari 5.0 Maintenance
Safari 4.0 Maintenance
Firefox (newest) Supported
Firefox 17.0 Maintenance (to the end of 2013)
Firefox 10.0 Maintenance (to the end of 2012)
Firefox (older) Unsupported
Chrome (newest) Supported

Tablet support for Desktop Web

Android Browser (newest) Supported
iPad Safari (newest) Supported
Playbook Browser (newest) Supported

Mobile Web

Operating System/BrowserStatus
iOS (Newest) Supported
iOS 5 (Safari 5.1) Supported
iOS 4 (Safari 5.0) Maintenance
iOS 3 (Safari 4) Maintenance
Android (Newest) Supported
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Supported
Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Supported
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Supported
Android 2.2 (Froyo) Supported
Android 2.1 (Eclair) Maintenance
Android 1.6 (Donut) Maintenance
Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Maintenance
Blackberry 7 Supported
Blackberry 6 Supported


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