Basic client requirements

These requirements apply to students and staff using MySciLEARN and the Fast ForWord/Reading Assistant 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.




Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Chrome OS™ on Chromebook, touchscreen not supported


Internet Explorer 9+ 32-bit, compatibility view disabled

Firefox 10+ (Fast ForWord)

Firefox 10-51 or Firefox ESR, 32-bit (Reading Assistant) Details

Chrome 48+

Safari 4+


10Mb Ethernet or 802.11g/n wireless connection with Internet access (see Internet bandwidth requirements)


1024 x 768 resolution or higher

Sound card

(students only)

Creative Labs SoundBlaster® or 100% compatible with DirectSound support


(students only)

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 and USB adapter (see Reading Assistant headset requirements)

Other software

(students only)

Adobe Flash Player 10.3+

Reading Assistant Plug-in (not needed for Chrome or Chromebooks). Requires 32-bit web browser on Windows.