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Online Learning: Are You Ready?

Tips and tricks to get you started.

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Are You Ready?  Check Your Requirements Here!

Pastiche distance learning courseware is delivered via the internet and can be undertaken on most computer systems and devices manufactured over the past 3-5 years, in addition to tablets such as iPads and Android tablets. You can even use your large screen Smartphone with the appropriate browser.
Our e-learning platform is modern and is usable on a majority of computer and internet platforms, however there are specific plug-ins or browser accessories that you will need to get full access to the materials.
Most new computers and devices (2013 onward) already have most of these features installed, however you can check your device's compatibility here. There are three things to check to enable full utilisation of Pastiche e-Learning: Ability to View and download PDF's, ability to play HTML 5 video and having Javascript enabled in your browser.  
Please note these are the TECHNICAL requisites to undertake the courses, please check the appropriate sections about the courses for any prior learning or additional resource requirements.


Shortcut to Tablets and Smartphones section is here.

COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS

WINDOWS

 

BROWSER REQUIREMENTS:

Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)

Firefox Versions 4-11 (or higher)

Safari Version 3 (or higher) for Windows 7 or higher

Opera Version 10.52 (or higher) for Windows Vista or higher

Chrome Version 10.5 (or higher)

MAC 

 

BROWSER REQUIREMENTS:

Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)

Firefox Versions 4-11 (or higher)

Safari Version 3 (or higher) for Windows 7 or higher

Opera Version 10.52 (or higher) for Windows Vista or higher

Chrome Version 10.5 (or higher)

 

PDF READER OPTIONS:

Free software that enables computers to read PDF documents.

Adobe Acrobat

• Foxit

• Nitro

• Sumatra PDF

• PDF-XChange

PDF READER OPTIONS:

Free software that enables computers to read PDF documents.

Adobe Acrobat (Mac OS Intel 10.5.8 - 10.8)

• Preview (Mac OSX 10.5 and higher)

• Skim







ENABLE JAVA SCRIPT

Free software that enables your computer to view modern web pages accurately. See here for more information - Enable Javascript

Internet Explorer

1. In the Tools drop-down menu, select Internet Options.

2. Next, select the Security tab.

3. Then, select the earth (Internet) icon.

4. Then select the Custom Level button.

5. Locate Scripting near the bottom of the list.

6. Under Active Scripting, select Enable, then hit OK.

7. Answer yes to the following conformation box.

8. Hit OK to close the Internet Options window.

9. Finally, hit refresh on your browser window to use the javascript.

Firefox

1. In the Tools drop-down menu, select Options.

2. Next, select the Content icon/tab at the top on the window.

3. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox under the Web Content category.

4. Hit OK to close the Options window and save your changes.

5. Finally, Refresh your browser.

Safari

1. In the Edit drop-down menu at the top of the window, select Preferences...

2. Select the Security icon/tab at the top on the window.

3. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox.

4. Close the window to save your changes.

5. Finally, Refresh your browser.

Opera

1. In the Tools drop-down menu at the top of the window, select Preferences...

2. Select the Advanced tab at the top on the Preferences window.

3. Find the Content item in the list on the left-side of the window and select it.

4. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox.

5. Click OK to save your changes and close the Preferences window.

6. Finally, Refresh your browser.

Chrome

1. Select Customize and control Google Chrome (wrench Icon) to the right of the address bar

2. From the drop-down menu, select Options

3. Select the Under the Hood tab at the top of the window

4. Under the Privacy heading, select the Content settings button

5. On the left, under the features heading, select JavaScript

6. Select the Allow all sites to run JavaScript radio button

7. Finally, close both preference windows, and refresh the browser

ENABLE JAVA SCRIPT

Free software that enables your computer to view modern web pages accurately. See here for more information - Enable Javascript

Firefox

1. Select the Firefox menu item from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen.

2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences...

3. Select the Content icon/tab at the top on the window.

4. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox.

5. Close the Options window to save your changes.

6. Finally, refresh your browser.

Safari

1. Select the Safari menu item from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen.

2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences.

3. Select the Content icon/tab at the top of the window.

4. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox.

5. Close the window to save your changes.

6. Finally, refresh your browse

Opera

1. Select the Safari menu item from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen.

2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences.

3. Select the Content icon/tab at the top of the Preferences window.

4. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox.

5. Click OK to save your changes and close the Preferences window.

6. Finally, refresh your browser.

Chrome

1. Select the Chrome menu item from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen.

2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences...

3. Select the Under the Hood tab at the top of the window

4. Under the Privacy heading, select the Content settings button

5. On the left, under the features heading, select JavaScript

6. Select the Allow all sites to run JavaScript radio button

7. Finally, close both preference windows, and refresh the browser

TABLETS AND MOBILE DEVICES

ANDROID 

 

BROWSER REQUIREMENTS:

• (Galaxy, Iconia, Sony S, Asus ePad, G-slate, Idea pad, etc) with Android 3.0 or higher

APPLE

 

BROWSER REQUIREMENTS:

• iOS operating system and a browser plug in or browser that allows downloads on to your device. Please note this is not a standard feature.


PDF READER

Free software that enables your device to read PDF documents.

Adobe Acrobat

PDF READER

Free software that enables your device to read PDF documents. You can also use iBooks to read PDF's

Adobe Acrobat

JAVASCRIPT ENABLED

In order to view the Pastiche online courses you must have JavaScript enabled. Complete following instructions to ensure your device is enabled.

1. Select the Options icon at the top right of selected browser

2. Select Settings from the list

3. Select the Advanced heading, find the JavaScript item

4. Select the JavaScript toggle to the On position.

JAVASCRIPT ENABLED

In order to use some of the Pastiche online course features you must have JavaScript enabled. Complete following instructions to ensure your device is enabled.

1. Select the Settings application/icon on the iPhone home screen

2. Select Safari on the following screen

3. Under the General heading, find the JavaScript item

4. Select the JavaScript toggle to the On position.

If you are having difficulties in making your online learning work for you as it should, it is likely your device is not set up correctly.
Please seek the advice of a experienced computer person or technician.