Local & Wide Area Network Delivery

Assessments and courses are delivered over a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN).

Access Method

  • Virtual Learning Center (VLC)
    Assessments and courses are accessed using the Virtual Learning Center (VLC) learning management system.  LAN installations allow access from any/all computers in a single building that are connected to a single server. WAN installations allow access from any/all computers in multiple buildings connected to a single server.

System Requirements

  • Network
    LAN: 10 Mbps (100 Mbps recommended for more than 10 simultaneous users)
    WAN: Bandwidth-Average of 36 Kilobits/sec per user
     
  • Server
    Pentium III Class Server or better
    300 MHz (500 MHz or better recommended for more than 10 simultaneous users)
    1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended for more than 10 simultaneous users)
    Free Hard Disk Space:
         50 MB for Management System
         50 MB per CLS Course
         300 MB for all 3 PCIC3 Courses
    Windows 10, Windows 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
     
  • Client
    PC (Windows 10, 8, or 7)
    Speakers or Headphones
    Display Resolution: 1024 X 768 Minimum
    Memory (RAM) available to the application: 1 GB Minimum, 2 GB Recommended

    10 MB Free Hard Disk Space

Features & Benefits

  • Unlimited Users
    Network licenses allow an unlimited number of students to take assessments and courses during the license period. Network licenses are based on the number of  concurrent or simultaneous users allowed. The number of concurrent users refers to the maximum number of learners who can be logged into VLC at  the same time.
     
  • Powerful Management Functions
    The VLC learning management system allows instructors to enroll learners, assign courses to them and print their  progress reports from any computer on the network.
     
  • Comprehensive Records
    VLC keeps comprehensive records of student activity and presents the records for multiple students on one screen.
     
  • Efficient Use of Computers
    Learners can use any computer on the network to revisit a course or  access their records; they don't have to return to the same computer  each time.
     
  • One System Back-Up
    Course records are stored on the network file server, requiring only one system backup.
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