The Le@rning Federation Schools Online Curriculum Content Initiative

The Analyser

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More information about technical requirements

Content compatibility

  • Some learning objects were developed for earlier TLF specifications and may not function correctly with later plug-ins. To find out which plug-ins support a specific learning object, view the object's metadata.

Pop-up blockers

  • Currently, no TLF content is blocked by pop-up blockers unless that content is hosted in a third-party environment that calls TLF content with specific JavaScript calls. Most pop-up blockers are designed to prevent JavaScript calls from opening new windows on a system. Therefore, if you have an active pop-up blocker, you should not be presented with pop-ups.
  • Pop-up blockers can work independently of each other, and so it is possible to have several layers of pop-up blockers on your machine. For example, you can have a pop-up blocker built into your browser and a third-party blocker installed in your browser's toolbar. If you turn off one blocker, the other blocker will still be active. You can configure each blocker to allow or disallow pop-ups from specific websites. The list of websites is generally referred to as a 'whitelist'. To allow pop-ups for a particular website, all of your blockers must include that site on their whitelist(s). (Find out how by reading the documentation for each blocker.)


  • The Adobe Shockwave Player plug-in comes in a full version or a 'thin', or 'slim', version. Content developed in Adobe Director requires the full version of Shockwave Player to behave and function correctly. Files that have a .dcr extension can be viewed in a web browser that has the full Shockwave Player plug-in installed.

Screen resolution

  • TLF learning objects are optimised for a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. In order for headers and navigation areas to be completely visible and to operate correctly, allow for an area of at least 760 x 570 pixels. Where a web page contains standalone embedded objects, each object should be completely visible and operate successfully when it is displayed in an area of 760 x 570 pixels. This represents a 4:3 aspect ratio on a monitor with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels (less the header and navigation areas). Some learning objects that are not developed in Flash will not scale, requiring you to scroll. This is due to restrictions in the technology used. For netbooks with resolutions lower than 1024 x 768 pixels, and where the resource does not have the ability to scale, the content should be presented in a way that allows the user to scroll with the browser.

Java Runtime Environment

  • When you install the Java Runtime Environment (included in the Java Development Kit), the install format must be 'Windows offline installation, Multi-language'.

Required fonts

  • Some content developed for The Le@rning Federation requires Asian character sets. Please run the Font Analyser to determine if the correct fonts are installed on your machine.
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