Technical Needs


The tests and exercises in Visualization Assessment and Training can be run on the Web using Windows computers. Your Windows computer must have:

  1. Web browser software: Netscape 4.0 or higher or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher
  2. Javascript enabled in the browsers (Note: Browsers above have Javascript enabled unless you manually disable Javascript.)
  3. Authorware Web Player (formerly Shockwave for Authorware)
  4. QuickTime Player version 4.0 or above

Authorware Web Player is a free web browser plug-in which is an add-on to your web browser software (Netscape or Internet Explorer). Authorware Web Player plays Authorware files created for the web. For browser, i.e., Netscape, select the appropriate Authorware Player version. If you are using If you have problems, download the latest version of Internet Explorer.

QuickTime plays movies within your browser.

To get started with the program, perform Check 1 & 2.

  1. Go to this page to test whether you already have Authorware Web Player. If needed, this page will direct you to a Macromedia site where you'll get the right version of the software for your browser and platform/operating system (e.g., Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, etc.).
  2. Go to this page to test whether you have QuickTime 4.0 installed. Movies embedded in Authorware will not play without QuickTime version 4.0 or greater installed on your PC. If you need to download the QuickTime player, this page will take you to the Apple site where you can download the latest version of QuickTime.

If you have problems running the program...

If you are experiencing a problem running the Authorware experiment, you will find additional information in our FAQ or you may contact us.


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