Technology

Virtual Schools of Excellence Technology

Explore the endless possibilities of a fully accredited private education delivered directly to you in the freedom of flexibility, through online learning technology. VSOE creates a limitless classroom so you can learn just about anywhere you go, all you need is and internet connection!
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Experience Education Like Never Before At Virtual Schools of Excellence, we believe that educational technology works at maximum efficiency, when it makes learning more reliable, intuitive, and fun. That’s why our team or experts are constantly developing and improving many of our own engaging virtual teaching tools and online resources.

MOODLE®—Your Virtual Classroom

Our Moodle learning management system is the online engine that makes Kindergarten– 12th grade learning possible. At home or the beach, wherever you can access the Internet, this high-tech, user-friendly learning management system connects students with their lessons, instructors, and a wide range of educational tools and resources. See for yourself how Virtual Schools of Excellence makes the world your classroom!

  • Experience how you’ll use MOODLE.
  • Choose from an extensive list of accredited online classes and see how our technology engages students and makes learning fun.
  • Experience VSOE online classes, by scheduling a live demo!

System requirements

Our courses make use of a wide variety of technologies, such as Java, Flash, HTML5, CSS2/3, and depending on the course, other specialized components that provide an immersive learning experience. Due to the wide array of technologies in our courses, there are some limitations to browsers and devices that we can support. At present, we test and verify a wide variety of devices and have ongoing programs to migrate away from any technologies that are not compliant with newer mobile platforms. In general however, lightweight devices such as Google Chromebooks or tablets that have very limited technology support for Java or Flash, will not be compatible with the majority of our courses. Please ensure that you have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your mobile device does not meet the needs of a course.

Supported browsers

Your course experience will vary slightly depending on your browser preference and brand of device. If you encounter an issue in your course—such as in the content presentation or layout—please try a different browser or device. It is recommended that you use recent versions of the following browsers on a device that supports Java, Flash, and improvements to HTML—including HTML5.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE 10 or 11)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

Supported browser Plugins and Settings The following plugins and settings are required to use our courses.

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Flash installed
  • Java installed

Mobile browsers supported: Mobile browser support varies. Our student information system and learning management system are mobile compatible. However, certain courses may contain elements that are not mobile supported. These elements may include plugins or the requirement to install software.

Other Requirements

Recommended hardware

  • Speakers or headphones
  • Microphone
  • Printer/Scanner

Internet connection speed

An Internet connection at least 5Mbps or faster is highly recommended. You can use a service such as SPEEDTEST.NET to get an approximation of your current speed.

Required and recommended software

All required and recommended software is listed in our Student Success course, which is required to be completed by all users. Please consult with your teacher with specific questions on software requirements as needed.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Education)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  •  Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Maverick)
  • Mac OS X 10.10+

Chromebook support You can learn more about Chromebook support here.