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What Equipment Do I need?

In order to do well at FPA you will need the following 4 items.

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WINDOWS SYSTEM:

Make sure your system is set up with the following configuration.

MAC SYSTEM:

Make sure your system is set up with the following configuration.

Required Software

Each student is required to have the latest versions of this free software:

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Adobe PDF Viewer
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Adobe Connect (Mac)
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Adobe Connect (Windows)
*Additionally, Microsoft Word or Open Office (free) is required for word processing. To use Microsoft Word for free go to www.office.com and login using your Canvas ID.

Browser Selection

FPA recommends each student to have at least TWO of the following browsers. 

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FIREFOX
For PC & Mac
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SAFARI
For Mac
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CHROME
For PC & Mac
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IE 10
FOR PC

Limited Functionality with Mobile

Mobile devices can not be used to attend live classes. However, Canvas by Instructure has an app for mobile devices so you can submit various types of coursework. When installing the app it will ask you for our specfic school instance which is https://fpeusa.instructure.com

Compatible Mobile Devices

On Using iPads & Tablets

Recommendations For Internet Speed

You may use any Internet provider you choose but we recommend speeds of no lower than:

Common Questions:

How do I know if my internet is good enough?
Can multiple students attend FPA while in one house?
What does the above answer mean?

SOFTWARE &
HARDWARE

Each student should have the latest versions of this free software:

REQUIRED SOFTWARE:

Each student should have the latest versions of this free software:

ADOBE PDF

VIEWER

ADOBE CONNECT

MAC

ADOBE CONNECT

WINDOWS

*Additionally, Microsoft Word or Open Office (free) is required for word processing. To use Microsoft Word for free go to www.office.com and login using your Canvas ID.

BROWSER SELECTION:

FPA recommends each student have at least two browsers.

COMPUTER
SYSTEMS

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WINDOWS SYSTEM:

Make sure your system is set up with the following configuration.

MAC SYSTEM:

Make sure your system is set up with the following configuration.

MOBILE
DEVICES

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Mobile devices can not be used to attend live classes. However, Canvas by Instructure has an app for mobile devices so you can submit various types of coursework. When installing the app it will ask you for our specfic school instance which is https://fpeusa.instructure.com

INTERNET CONNECTION

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How do I know if my internet is good enough?
Multiple users in one house
What odes the above answer mean?

Internet Connection

Run a speed test on your current internet setup. FPA recommends a minimum of 5 mbps Download and 1 mbps upload. While our Adobe Connect system may work fine with a less speed, once teachers begin using the interactive tools, the limited connection may create problems for the student.

Run a speed test on your current Internet setup. FPA recommends a minimum of 5 mbps Download and 1 mbps Upload. While our Connect system may work fine with a lesser speed, once teachers begin using the interactive tools, the limited connection may create problems for the student.

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Computer Systems / Specs

 WINDOWS SYSTEM:

MAC SYSTEM:

Required Software

FPA recommends having a minimum of TWO browsers

Adobe PDF

Viewer

Adobe Connect

Mac Computer

Adobe Connect

Windows Computer

*Additionally, Microsoft Word or Open Office (free) is required for word processing. To use Microsoft Word for free go to www.office.com and login using your Canvas ID.

Browser Selection

FPA recommends having a minimum of TWO browsers

Chrome

(recommended)

Firefox

(recommended)