Online Learning Requirements

Computer system requirements for online learning


Students must have access to a computer that has a reliable Internet connection and web access for the duration of your course. Students can access their account using Wi-Fi, however, high speed is recommended for the ideal learning experience. Most 56k dial-up connections and cable or DLS connections will work, but they may be very slow.

Mac or PC

A Macintosh or PC system with these minimum requirements:

  • PC: Pentium III 600 MHz processor or faster, 256 MB RAM or greater (512 MB or greater recommended), Windows XP/ Vista/ Win7 or newer.
  • MAC: Intel x86 based processor, 512 MB RAM or greater (1GB recommended), Mac OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Web browser

A graphical browser such as Internet Explorer (version 9.0 or higher), a recent Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome is required. In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Web browser programs.


Students will require an Email account to register for any FESTI program; this will be the Email account used to contact online learners.


Most courses require word processing and presentation software.


Students will require access to a color or black and white printer and scanner to upload completed assignments. Assignments will be graded within 48 hours of receipt.

Online Help Desk

The Online Help Desk is available by phone, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays. 1-855-881-1777, or

For local accommodation information:

Please contact Alison at Student Homestay Services Inc.
Tel: 416-480-0678 or visit their website