For successful completion of the High School Independent study courses program we recommend that students have Internet access via DSL or equivalent broadband connectivity option.
Traditional dial-up Internet services do not provide adequate support to the many technologies used within the program.
The following software and procedures are necessary for the courses to run smoothly, please complete the following:
_______ 1. Download the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
_______ 2. Download or upgrade to the latest version of Java.
_______ 3. Download Macromedia Flash Player.
_______ 4. Download Quicktime Player.
_______ 5. Configuring Your Computer for myCourses - Additionally, some instructors may require the purchase of specific technologies. Check the course syllabus for specific requirements.
To access your course please log into myCourses at http://mycourses.msstate.edu
DO NOT put the www in the address – the site will not work if you do.
Please check the following before you begin your course
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® Web Browsers
Mozilla® Firefox Web Browsers
Apple® Safari® Web Browsers
Please make sure you are using a CERTIFIED browser.
Check your Java
Go to http://java.com for the latest update
Your pop-up blockers must be turned off when using myCourses. You will receive an error message every time you log in if your computers’ pop-up blockers are not disengaged.
Check browser Function within myCourses
The check browser is located in the top right corner of the course listings page after log in.
Clicking on this will check your browser for all important settings and also provide you change options. You must have a GREEN check on each item listed below BEFORE beginning your course!!!
For more information contact the Help Desk at (662)325-0631 or (888)398-6394.