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What are the rights and permissions required to run courseware and install plug-ins for PLATO Courses?


In order for learners running Microsoft Windows to fully install plug-ins to run PLATO lessons they need appropriate rights to certain folders. In most cases an administrator can install all necessary plug-ins in advance for students.

If users do not have rights or modify permissions to fully install plug-ins you might experience the following issues:

  • Errors installing ActiveX controls or plug-ins 


Change permissions to modify for the students' network user name(s) for these folders:

Note:  Users usually already have permissions by default to modify the Temp and Temporary Internet Files in their respective user folders.

Windows XP workstations:

C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp 
C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Macromedia

Windows Vista workstations:

C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp
C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

Windows 7 workstations32-bit:

C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\

Windows 7 workstations64-bit:

C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\

Other Considerations

Refere to the following link to run the Plug-ins test.

Which plug-ins are required to run PLATO activities?

Technology Affected

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7



How to get more help

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