Technical Requirements
for the xCHANGE Simulation

You may opt to run the simulation via a web browser or locally via a downloadable player. 

If running xCHANGE via a web browser, we recommend the most recent version of Firefox or Chrome browsers.

 

Technical Requirements 

Before running the xCHANGE Simulation, ensure that your computer meets the following technical requirements:

  • A recent PC running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 or a recent MAC running OS X 10.5 or later

  • A laptop or desktop is acceptable

  • Display with resolution setting of at least 1280 x 768

  • Sound card & speakers (internal or external) or headphones

  • Mouse (since the simulation is a 'mouse-only' application)

  • A stable Internet connection via Ethernet or WiFi

 

Team-specific Recommendations

​If you are working in teams, we recommend teams of 3-5 participants, noting these additional technical requirements:

 

In-classroom team format

  • Display

    • Resolution setting of at least 1280 x 768

      • As physically large as possible (to be easily viewed by 3-5 participants at the same time)

      • For a desktop, at least 19 inches diagonal screen size

      • For a laptop, at least 15 inches diagonal screen size

  • Sound card & speakers (internal or external)

 

 

Online team format

  • If assigning virtual teams, one participant per team will be selected as the lead to drive the simulation and share his/her screen via a collaboration platform of choice (e.g., Adobe Connect, Skype, Webex, Zoom, etc.)

  • Note: Certain collaboration platforms provide remote control functionality which enables team participants to take turns driving the simulation

 

 

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