Online technology profile and readiness test
We strongly recommend schools take the following steps before the Big Science Competition online.
STEP 1. Your IT specialist deals with the technology profile paying attention to proxy server settings, firewalls and bandwidth.
STEP 2. The readiness test is done on each workstation or device before the day of the competition.
The readiness test will be available from April 2018 to ensure all workstations are fully functional.
STEP 3. Browser caches are cleared manually before the competition.
STEP 1. Technology profile
Please check that your school meets the following technology profile to ensure the Big Science Competition will operate within its network.
Your school’s IT specialist should make sure the web proxy servers can be accessed and bandwidth is maximised during the competition period.
- Internet Explorer 8 is not supported.
- The iPad mini is not supported.
|Bandwidth to internet
(at each school)
|Monitor resolution||1024 x 768 minimum|
|Supported web browsers||Online Competition||
In order of preference:
|Online Teacher Dashboard||In order of preference:
Compatibility exists with most tablet devices, but some of them have not been verified as fully supported for the customised Big Science Competition test player.
An external keyboard or mouse is not necessary for students using a tablet.
The iPad mini is not supported.
|Diagnostics Test Page||https://asi.janisoninsights.com/pages/diagnostics|
|Mouse required||Yes (if not using touch screen)|
|Sound card required||Yes|
|Headphones required||Yes if you want to access the audio headphones are suggested (schools/students to provide)|
|Traffic||During online tests, other traffic should be kept to a minimum at the school|
|Cache||Pre-cache digital content ability is supported and preferred. Ensure that the browser cache are cleared manually in the browser settings.|
Standard web proxy servers are supported. The following ports need to be open through the proxy:
The following web site addresses need to be accessible through the firewall:
|Cookies||Cookies are required and should be enabled by default. Please ensure that the cookies are enabled in the browser settings.|
|Firewall whitelists||Please refer to the “Proxy” section in this technology profile which outlines the ports and addresses that the school network administrator will have to allow.|
STEP 2. Readiness test
Access to the readiness test will be available from April 2018 to ensure all workstations are fully functional, including authentication and audio.
For further information or help, please contact us on +61 2 6125 6228 or email email@example.com
STEP 3. Browser caches are cleared and plugins or extensions are disabled
Use the 2018 Big Science Competition Online trouble-shooting guide to clear the browser cache manually and refresh the browser before the competition starts. Please ensure all browser plugins and extensions are disabled apart from Adobe Flash Player (if required for your browser).