Pearson Digital Learning
NovaNET System Requirements
Windows and Macintosh
Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc., rev. ...
Version 14.0 January 2007
Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. and/or one or more of its direct or indirect affiliates...
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Contents
Introduction ..........................................................
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Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 1
Introduction
NovaNET® is an online comprehensive courseware system...
Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 2
LAN/WAN Connection
NovaNET hardware will be installed on your LAN/...
Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 3
LAN/WAN Connection Requirements
This table shows what Pearson Digi...
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New Internet installations typically are completed in 15 business ...
Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 5
Combination Connection
The third method of connection is the Combi...
Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 6
Combination Connection Requirements
This table shows what Pearson ...
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NovaNET System Requirements
Windows Workstations
A ...
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Permission Settings
When installing the NovaNET cli...
Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. NovaNET System Requirements 9
File Server Installation Options
The NovaNET online...
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Component and
Operating System
Minimum
Requirement...
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Macintosh Workstations
A Macintosh® workstation is...
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Permission Settings
When installing the NovaNET cl...
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NovaNET System Requirements, Windows and Macintosh, Version 14

  1. 1. Pearson Digital Learning NovaNET System Requirements Windows and Macintosh Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc., rev. January 2007
  2. 2. Version 14.0 January 2007 Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. and/or one or more of its direct or indirect affiliates. All rights reserved. NovaNET is a registered trademark of Pearson Education, Inc. and/or its direct or indirect affialites. Part Number 602 000 780
  3. 3. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. iii Contents Introduction ................................................................... 1 NovaNET Configurations .............................................................. 1 LAN/WAN Connection .................................................................. 2 LAN/WAN Connection Requirements ..................................... 3 Internet Connection ...................................................................... 3 Internet Connection Requirements ......................................... 4 Combination Connection .............................................................. 5 Combination Connection Requirements ................................. 6 NovaNET System Requirements ................................. 7 Windows Workstations ................................................................. 7 Permission Settings ................................................................ 8 File Server Installation Options ............................................... 9 Macintosh Workstations .............................................................. 11 Permission Settings .............................................................. 12
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  5. 5. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 1 Introduction NovaNET® is an online comprehensive courseware system for grades 6-12 that delivers thousands of hours of standards-based, interactive curriculum, integrated assessment and student management, and recordkeeping. The result of more than 40 years of research, NovaNET ensures accountability and increases graduation rates by linking educators to standards-based curriculum and reliable teaching methods. A growing community of hundreds of thousands of learners and educators uses NovaNET in over 2,500 schools and educational programs nationwide. Continuously upgraded and enhanced to meet the changing needs of education, NovaNET prepares today's students for the challenges of tomorrow. This document provides detailed client workstation hardware and software requirements, local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) requirements, and Internet connection recommendations. The system requirements and recommendations contained in this document are subject to change at any time due to hardware and software changes. Changes may include, but are not limited to, operating systems and hardware technologies. NovaNET Configurations Pearson Digital Learning offers three methods to connect to the NovaNET system for Macintosh and Windows workstations that meet the requirements described in NovaNET System Requirements on page 7. LAN/WAN connection: This method connects through a direct data circuit and uses NovaNET hardware. This connection type does not use your Internet connection and has no impact on your Internet bandwidth. Internet connection: This method connects through a TCP/IP network and uses your existing Internet connection. Combination connection: This method uses both the LAN/WAN and Internet methods to connect.
  6. 6. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 2 LAN/WAN Connection NovaNET hardware will be installed on your LAN/WAN. This equipment connects to the NovaNET system via a direct data circuit. Individual workstations use your LAN/WAN to access the NovaNET system through the NovaNET equipment. In this configuration, your information travels as serial data over a direct line between the NovaNET equipment and the Central System. It is a direct connection between the equipment and Pearson Digital Learning; it is highly secure, because your serial data never leaves our proprietary network. NovaNET is a real-time, interactive service, and the connection method must have the lowest latency (time delay) possible. For larger installations, the LAN/WAN connection method is recommended for optimal performance. New direct dedicated circuit installations typically are completed within 45 business days. This diagram illustrates the LAN/WAN direct connection option.
  7. 7. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 3 LAN/WAN Connection Requirements This table shows what Pearson Digital Learning provides for a LAN- or WAN-connected NovaNET system, and what the customer must provide. Internet Connection In this configuration, there is no Pearson Digital Learning equipment on site. Individual workstations access the NovaNET system over your existing Internet connection. In this configuration, the load on your Internet link is approximately 64 Kbits/sec of bandwidth used for every 10 simultaneous users. NovaNET is a real-time, interactive service, and the connection method must have the lowest latency possible (independent of actual bandwidth). In addition, because of the manner in which NovaNET traffic is packaged, it uses approximately six times the bandwidth using an Internet connection compared to a direct data circuit. Provided by Pearson Digital Learning Provided by Customer Data line installation (to building) Extension of data line from telephone demarcation to location of NovaNET equipment (may require Cat 5 cabling) NovaNET communications hardware: • Pair of CSU/DSUs • NovaNET Site Unit(s) or ELAU Adequate electrical power for computers and NovaNET communications hardware (dedicated, grounded circuit) NovaNET wall rack, if necessary (either wall mounted or on legs) • Dimensions: 23” wide x 16” deep x 21” high NovaNET-compatible computers and network (TCP/IP) • For WAN, adequate bandwidth between sites to support preferred number of simultaneous users (approximately 64 Kbits/sec of bandwidth is used for every 10 simultaneous users) All necessary cables and connectors 10 Base-T Ethernet port on router or hub/switch • 100 Base-T for ELAU On-site installation and wiring by a NovaNET technician One static IP address for NovaNET equipment Location for NovaNET equipment (with office-level cooling and heating)
  8. 8. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 4 New Internet installations typically are completed in 15 business days. This diagram illustrates the Internet connection option. Internet Connection Requirements This table shows what Pearson Digital Learning provides for an Internet- connected NovaNET system, and what the customer must provide. When connecting from home via an Internet connection, disconnects from the Internet will result in a disconnection of NovaNET service. Provided by Pearson Digital Learning Provided by Customer Pool of ports on an Internet ELAU at Pearson Digital Learning NovaNET-compatible computers connected to a TCP/IP network Access to the Internet, over a unique TCP port number (number provided during installation) Adequate bandwidth to support the preferred number of simultaneous users
  9. 9. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 5 Combination Connection The third method of connection is the Combination method. It is not always possible for home users to connect to NovaNET via a district LAN or WAN. The Combination connection addresses this issue by providing a separate pool of Internet ports for home users. Users connect to the LAN/WAN access NovaNET via a low-latency dedicated connection. When they are at home, users access the same account information through an Internet connection. The Internet part of a new Combination installation is typically completed in 15 business days. The LAN/WAN part typically is completed within 45 business days. This diagram illustrates the Combination connection option. When connecting from home via an Internet connection, disconnects from the Internet will result in a disconnection of NovaNET service.
  10. 10. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Introduction 6 Combination Connection Requirements This table shows what Pearson Digital Learning provides for a Combination-connected NovaNET system, and what the customer must provide. Provided by Pearson Digital Learning Provided by Customer Data line installation (to building) Extension of data line from telephone demarcation to location of NovaNET equipment (may require Cat 5 cabling) NovaNET communications hardware: • Pair of CSU/DSUs • NovaNET Site Unit(s) or ELAU Adequate electrical power for computers and NovaNET communications hardware (dedicated, grounded circuit) NovaNET wall rack, if necessary (either wall mounted or on legs) • Dimensions: 23” wide x 16” deep x 21” high NovaNET-compatible computers and network (TCP/IP) • For WAN, adequate bandwidth between sites to support preferred number of simultaneous users (approximately 64 Kbits/sec of bandwidth is used for every 10 simultaneous users) All necessary cables and connectors 10 Base-T Ethernet port on router or hub/switch • 100 Base-T for ELAU On-site installation by a NovaNET technician One static IP address for NovaNET equipment Location for NovaNET equipment (with office-level cooling and heating) Pool of ports on an Internet ELAU at Pearson Digital Learning Access to the Internet over a unique TCP port number (number provided during installation) Adequate bandwidth to support the preferred number of simultaneous Internet users
  11. 11. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. NovaNET System Requirements 7 NovaNET System Requirements Windows Workstations A Windows® workstation is a personal computer running the Windows operating system. It functions as a station linked to a local area network (LAN) or as a remote unit used in a home or office. This computer is used by students and teachers to access Pearson Digital Learning educational software. Management system functions also can be performed on this station. Component and Operating System Minimum Requirements Recommended for Multimedia Lessons Windows 98/98SE/ME Processor: Pentium® II @ 233 MHz Memory (RAM): 64 MB Processor: Pentium III @ 1 GHz or faster Memory (RAM): 512 MB Windows 2000/NT and Windows XP Note: Windows 2000 and XP require Service Pack 1 or later Processor: Pentium II @ 233 MHz Memory (RAM): 128 MB Processor: Pentium III @ 1 GHz or faster Memory (RAM): 512 MB Monitor Resolution 800 x 600 with thousands of colors 800 x 600 with millions of colors Hard Disk Drive Space 250 MB as follows: • 50 MB for Portal installation • 25 MB for APT media files • 175 MB for Emerging Reader lessons 1600 MB as follows: • 50 MB for Portal installation • 25 MB for APT media files • 175 MB for Emerging Reader lessons • 1350 MB for a Typical multimedia installation CD-ROM One 4x CD-ROM drive (for installation only) 8x CD-ROM drive (for installation only) Audio Any Creative Labs or 100% compatible sound card Any Creative Labs or 100% compatible sound card
  12. 12. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. NovaNET System Requirements 8 Permission Settings When installing the NovaNET client software on a Windows multi-user operating system (Windows 2000, Windows XP), install as the local administrator or another user with administrative permissions on the workstation. After the Portal and multimedia files have been installed successfully, the directory that the installer creates (by default, C:WPORTAL) requires the following permissions to enable users to connect to the NovaNET courseware delivery system and run the NovaNET courseware. Network Protocols TCP/IP required, with either fixed or dynamic (DHCP) IP address TCP/IP required, with either fixed or dynamic (DHCP) IP address Multimedia Software • QuickTime® v5 or later • Portal v3.3.5 • QuickTime v5 or later • Portal v3.3.5 Internet Browser (a browser is required only for printing HTML-based reports) • Netscape® 4.7 or later OR • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0 or later • Netscape 4.7 or later OR • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later Documentation Reader Adobe® Reader® v4.0 or later Adobe Reader v5.0 or later Emerging Reader is not available for Windows workstations running Windows XP. For additional information about NovaNET requirements, please call Product Support at 800-227-8224 Directory Minimum Required Permissions X:WINDOWSTemp (where X is the drive letter on which Windows is installed; only applicable on workstations that run Windows 98 or Windows ME in single-user mode) Full Control Component and Operating System Minimum Requirements Recommended for Multimedia Lessons
  13. 13. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. NovaNET System Requirements 9 File Server Installation Options The NovaNET online curriculum system provides two options for running multimedia lessons--individual student workstation or file server configurations. In an individual student workstation configuration, the multimedia lesson files are installed on the hard drive of each workstation and accessed through the NovaNET Portal. When a file server configuation is implemented, the lesson files are installed only on the server and each workstation portal is configured to access the server files. Implementing the file server configuration saves time, because you install multimedia files once on the file server. It also enables workstations with limited hard drive space to access multimedia lesson files from the server. Supported file server configurations are: Microsoft Windows 2000 or 2003 Server Network Operating System Novell Netware 5.X to 6.X X:Documents and SettingsUser_NameLocal SettingsTemp (where X is the drive letter on which Windows is installed and User_Name is the login of the user; only applicable on workstations that run a multi-user version of Windows, such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 98 or ME in multi-user mode) Full Control X:WPortal (where X is the drive letter on which Portal and the multimedia content was installed) Read and Execute Directory Minimum Required Permissions
  14. 14. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. NovaNET System Requirements 10 Component and Operating System Minimum Requirements Recommendations Novell NetWare 5.1, 6, and 6.5 (for all Windows workstation clients): • NetWare 5.1 Support Pack 7 and Novell TCP Update for NetWare 5.1 • NetWare 6 recommended. Support Pack 4 (minimum) and Novell TCP Update for NetWare 6 • NetWare 6.5 Support Pack v1.1 and Novell TCP Update for NetWare 6.5 Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 Server: • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or later • Windows 2003 Standard Processor: Pentium III @ 700 MHz Memory (RAM): 512 MB Processor: Pentium IV @ 2 GHz or faster Memory (RAM): 512 MB Network Hardware Ethernet 10 Mbps Ethernet 100 Mbps Hard Disk Drive Space 2 GB for lessons 2 GB for lessons Backup Device Optional One backup device and backup software per system, installed either on the server or on a learning station Uninterruptible Power Supply Optional One per server
  15. 15. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. NovaNET System Requirements 11 Macintosh Workstations A Macintosh® workstation is a personal computer running the Macintosh operating system, either linked to a LAN or used remotely in a home or office. This computer is used by students and teachers to access Pearson Digital Learning educational software. Management system functions also can be performed on this station. Ethernet Topology File Server Number of 10/100-Mbps Switches Required Number of NICs Required Maximum Number of Stations Supported 10/100 Switched Pentium III @ 700 MHz 1 1 100 100BaseT Pentium III @ 700 MHz None 1 100 Component and Operating System Minimum Requirements Recommended for Multimedia Lessons Mac OS X 10.2.8 Processor: G3 @ 450 MHz or faster Memory (RAM): 256 MB Processor: G4 @ 700 MHz or faster Memory (RAM): 256 MB Mac OS X 10.3.9 Processor: G3 @ 450 MHz or faster Memory (RAM): 256 MB Processor: G4 @ 700 MHz or faster Memory (RAM): 256 MB Mac OS X 10.4.5 Processor: G4 @ 450 MHz or faster Memory (RAM): 256 MB Processor: G4 @ 700 MHz or faster Memory (RAM): 256 MB Monitor Resolution 800 x 600 with thousands of colors 800 x 600 with millions of colors
  16. 16. Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. NovaNET System Requirements 12 Permission Settings When installing the NovaNET client software on a Macintosh running Mac OS X, install as the local administrator or another user with administrative permissions on the workstation. After the Portal and multimedia files have been installed successfully, the folder created by the installer (by default, "Portal f" at the root of the Macintosh hard disk drive) requires the following permissions to enable users to connect to the NovaNET courseware delivery system and run the NovaNET courseware. Hard Disk Drive Space 25 MB as follows: • 1 MB for Portal installation • 24 MB for APT media files 1400 MB as follows: • 1 MB for Portal installation • 24 MB for APT media files • 1375 MB for a Typical multimedia installation CD-ROM One 4x CD-ROM drive (for installation only) 8x CD-ROM drive (for installation only) Audio Built in Built in Network Protocols TCP/IP required, with either fixed or dynamic (DHCP) IP address TCP/IP required, with either fixed or dynamic (DHCP) IP address Internet Browser (a browser is required only for printing HTML-based reports) • Safari OR Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 or later • Safari OR • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 or later Documentation Reader Adobe Reader v4.0 or later Adobe Reader v5.0 or later Folder Minimum Required Permissions Portal f Read and Write Component and Operating System Minimum Requirements Recommended for Multimedia Lessons

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