System requirements



Our courses make use of a wide variety of technologies, such as Java, Flash, HTML5, CSS2/3, and depending on the course, other specialized components that provide an immersive learning experience.

Due to the wide array of technologies in our courses, there are some limitations to browsers and devices that we can support. At present, we test and verify a wide variety of devices and have ongoing programs to migrate away from any technologies that are not compliant with newer mobile platforms. In general however, lightweight devices such as Google Chromebooks or tablets that have very limited technology support for Java or Flash, will not be compatible with the majority of our courses. Please ensure that you have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your mobile device does not meet the needs of a course.

For specific System Requirements for your course, please login to with your account or request a demo account to view the Material List page in the Course Information tab within the course.

Supported browsers

Your course experience will vary slightly depending on your browser preference and brand of device. If you encounter an issue in your course—such as in the content presentation or layout—please try a different browser or device.

It is recommended that you use recent versions of the following browsers on a device that supports Java, Flash, and improvements to HTML—including HTML5.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE 10 or 11)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

Supported browser Plugins and Settings
The following plugins and settings are required to use our courses.

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Flash installed
  • Java installed

Mobile browsers supported:

Mobile browser support varies. Our student information system and learning management system are mobile compatible. However, certain courses may contain elements that are not mobile supported. These elements may include plugins or the requirement to install software.  Please read more about mobile learning here.

Recommended hardware

  • Speakers or headphones
  • Microphone

Internet connection speed

An Internet connection at least 1.5Mbps or faster is highly recommended. You can use a service such as TestMy to get an approximation of your current speed.

Required and recommended software

All required and recommended software is listed in the description area of our courses, which can be accessed with a demo account or by logging in as an existing user.  Each course also has a materials section under course information which lists the free plugins or utilities which may be helpful to complete the course. The materials section also includes a list of paid materials which may be needed, such as textbooks, software, or a graphing calculator. Please consult with the course material section or your teacher with specific questions on software requirements as needed.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  •  Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Mac OS X 10.10(Yosemite)

Chromebook support

You can learn more about Chromebook support here.

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