Basic client requirements

These requirements apply to students using the MySciLEARN Fast ForWord, Reading Assistant, and Reading Assistant Plus programs on a computer, laptop, or Chromebook. For students using iPad see iPad client requirements.

In addition to these requirements, MySciLEARN clients must meet the minimum specifications for the operating system and must have enough available resources to successfully run the browser. Browsers are only supported on compatible operating systems.

 

Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant

Reading Assistant Plus

OS

Windows XP/ Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Chrome OS™ (no touchscreen)

Windows 7 / Windows 10

Mac OS X 10.11 or later

Chrome OS™ (no touchscreen)

Browser

Internet Explorer 9+ 32-bit

Chrome 48+

Safari 4+

Firefox 10+ (Fast ForWord)

Firefox 10-51 (Reading Assistant)

Firefox ESR 32-bit (Reading Assistant)

Chrome latest version

Firefox latest version

Microsoft Edge latest version

Network

10Mb Ethernet or 802.11g/n wireless connection with Internet access

10Mb Ethernet or 802.11g/n wireless connection with Internet access

Display

1024 x 768 resolution or higher

1024 x 768 resolution or higher

Sound card

Creative Labs SoundBlaster® or 100% compatible with DirectSound support

 

Headphones

Fast ForWord – High-quality stereo headphones with padded cups to cover ears, and a stereo headphone Y-adapter to let coaches listen without interrupting (see knowledge base article #1383)

Reading Assistant – Approved microphone headset & USB adapter (see Reading Assistant headset requirements)

Approved microphone headset & USB adapter (see Reading Assistant headset requirements)

Other software

Adobe Flash Player 10.3+

Reading Assistant Plug-in for non Chrome or Chromebooks users (requires 32-bit web browser on Windows).