Check that your computer has access to a good, reliable Internet connection, and that your computer has everything you need to do your classwork. We do not recommend using your mobile data connection for extended periods of time, as this may incur extra costs. It is better to use a home broadband (DSL) or UFB connection, or even a free Internet connection such as those found at many public libraries and cafés.

Opening some files (such as Word documents or PowerPoint slideshows) within eWānanga LMS may require Microsoft Office to be installed on your computer.  Every student studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi can download and install Microsoft Office for free, or you can use the online version of Office, called Office365. Click here for more information on how you can start using Microsoft Office.

Minimum System Requirements


For a Windows PC
For Apple Macintosh
Web Browser
Internet Explorer 10 or better, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (latest version)
Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (latest version)
PDF files
Adobe Acrobat Reader (free to download)
Adobe Acrobat Reader (free to download)
Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2016 (Provided free to enrolled students)
Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2016 (Provided free to enrolled students)
Flash files  and animations
Adobe Flash Player (free to download)
 Adobe Flash Player (free to download)

Web Conferencing

If you will be using Zoom web conferencing you will need a webcam with a built-in microphone attached to your computer. Please ask your kaiako (teacher) if having a webcam or microphone for your course or paper is necessary. Most laptops come with a webcam and microphone built-in.

You may also use your phone or tablet to connect to a Zoom web conferencing session. To do this, you will need to install the Zoom app to your phone or device. You will find this app in the Google Play store (for Android), or in the App Store (for Apple iPhone or iPad).

If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.