System Requirements and Recommendations

System Requirements and Recommendations

Concourse is a web-only solution. Therefore all you need is an internet-connected computer or device in order to access Concourse.

Below is a breakdown of technical requirements and recommendations to fully utilize Concourse.

Browser

  • Chrome 67+ (Recommended)
  • Safari 13+
  • Edge 41+ (EdgeHTML engine 16+)
  • Firefox 60+
  • Internet Explorer 11

Users have noted success using other browsers or versions, but we do not guarantee that the site will always work as expected using these.

Connection

A broadband internet connection will lead to the best experience. However, dial-up, DSL, and 3G wireless speeds are supported.

Resolution

A minimum screen width of 320 pixels wide is required (most phones and tablets). However, higher resolutions (greater than 992 pixels wide) may be advantageous, particularly when editing syllabi or administering the system.

Mobile

Phones and tablets can be used, though the presentation will vary depending on the resolution and orientation of the device. Apple's iOS and Google's Android are the supported platforms for this small-screen experience.

JavaScript

JavaScript enhances many elements within the system and is required for syllabus editing. You can learn how to enable JavaScript for your browser by referring this website: How to enable JavaScript in your browser.

Cookies

Cookies are required to log in to Concourse. If you do not have cookies enabled, you may encounter a CSRF Security Check Failure or you will be redirected to the login or a public view of the syllabus. Additionally, if Concourse is accessed from within another system (e.g. embedded in an LMS), third-party cookies need to be accepted. If you are unsure how to enable cookies in your browser, go to your browser's support resources.

Protocols

All Concourse pages are delivered over a secure connection, namely Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.2 and 1.3. All supported browsers noted above include one or both of these protocol options, but special attention should be paid to servers that interact with Concourse for feed processing or APIs.

Non-interface Interaction

When using Concourse functionality that doesn't involve the interface, such as Automated Feed Processing, the hardware and software requirements are determined by compatibility with our SHA-2 security certificate.


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