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Web Site Tools

ODE has researched and selected applications that most closely meet the needs of our organization. Details on the applications that help deliver our web materials are provided in the links that follow.

  • BrowsersBROWSERS
    Although we make efforts on this site to accommodate as many web browsers as possible, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) web site is best viewed with the latest versions of either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox. ODE recommends keeping your browser software current. See the following links for more details.
    • Browser Issues
      Known browser issues and ODE web site requirements can be found here.
  • RSSRSS
    Both of the browsers ODE supports have integrated RSS readers. For more information, see the following link.
    • ODE RSS Web Feeds
      ODE frequently updates syndicated content, allowing subscribers to monitor area content more easily via web feeds.
  • PDFACROBAT READER
    The PDF files on this site will work best for you if you keep your Acrobat Reader software current. If you are experiencing problems with PDF files on this site, please see the link that follows and, if necessary, download an updated version of that software.
  • SilverSILVERLIGHT
    Some of the ODE applications are written with Microsoft's Silverlight application. Those applications will work best for you if you keep your Silverlight software current. If you are experiencing problems with Silverlight on this site, please see the link that follows and, if necessary, download an updated version of that software.
  • VideoVIDEO
    Some of our web pages may include video files or links to video files. Most video connections are dependent upon the user's connection speed and the amount of users viewing the video simultaneously, so you may experience delays in online viewing. You can download the free viewers by using the links that follow.
    • Windows Media Player
      This browser plug-in enables you to view animations, videos, and other interactive material available. Specifically targeting ODE files with "mp4" extensions.
    • Quick Time
      This browser plug-in enables you to view ODE video files with "mov" extensions.
    • Adobe Flash Player
      This browser plug-in enables you to view animations, videos, and other interactive material available.
    • Real Player
      Oregon's Dept of Administrative Services hosts several of ODE's media files, which require Real Player.

  • ReadersOTHER FILE TYPES
    In addition to traditional web pages, the ODE web site also contains links to files created in a variety of software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. In order to view these files, you will need to have the appropriate Microsoft software application OR the appropriate viewer installed on your computer. See the link that follows for details:
    • Microsoft Download Center    
      You can download the viewers for free by using the link above. Microsoft Viewers included are: Excel Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer, Snapshot Viewer (to view snapshot files created from Access reports), Word Viewer, Visio, and more.
  • OTHER TIPS FOR USING THIS WEB SITE
    • Web Accessibility    
      Accessibility Statement, Access Instructions for Users with Disabilities, Instructions for Users with Visual Disabilities, and Useful Links and Resources.


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