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Click here for System Requirements for NovaNET Courseware courses version 2.5 or earlier English Supplemental courses.
Operating Systems and Browsers
For individual use, a broadband (cable/DSL) or greater internet connection is recommended. For district implementation, please complete the online IRC and a Pearson Sales Engineer will work with you to determine the best implementation option to meet the needs of your district.
The following operating systems and browsers are supported:
|Operating Systems||Browsers||Recommended Resolution|
Windows® XP (SP3)
Windows Vista (SP1)
Internet Explorer® 7
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10 (Desktop only)
|1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024|
|Macintosh® OS 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.2||
Safari® 5.06 (up to and including 5.1)
|1280 x 960|
To check your operating system, turn on your computer and look for information on your operating system as the computer boots up. You can also find this information in your computer settings. For example, if you have a PC you can look at View System Information in My Computer, which is accessible from the Start menu. If you are unsure of the browser version you are using, launch the browser and select Help from the menu bar. Next, select About Browser (the browser name and the exact wording of the selection will vary) and a window will open with your browser name and version.
NovaNET Courseware requires the following additional hardware:
- Headphones or speakers, built-in or external
NovaNET Courseware uses the following plug-ins
- Adobe® Flash® player version 10.4 or higher
- Adobe® Acrobat® Reader latest version
- Adobe® Shockwave® player version 7 through 10
- Quick Time® Player
- Java Plug-In (required for Administrators and Teachers who are using the Restrict Access by Location feature)
Java, Adobe® Acrobat®, Adobe® Flash®, and Quick Time® are registered trademarks, in the U.S. and/or other countries, of their respective companies.
Lab Preparation and Validation
Additional information can be found in these two documents to complete a successful implementation.
- NovaNET Courseware Student Account to Test Product Functionality Before Use
To ensure the NovaNET® lessons can navigate through all layers of security within your school or district, use the following validation steps after a new installation or upgrade. Pearson strongly recommends that you perform lesson launch validation before creating master images.
- Fully Qualified Domain Names
If you need to define the NovaNET Courseware websites on a content filter or other security device, please review the appropriate product specific FQDN list: