What Are the System Recommendations for GiftedandTalented.Com Courses?

Minimum System Recommendations

HTML5 Version Courses

Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition, Mathematics, Language Arts & Writing, Beginning Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra

HTML5-enabled courses operate on industry standard technologies supported by modern browsers including those available on the solutions offered by major manufactures. The latest versions of Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer operating on Mac, PC, iOS and Android 5.0 devices support the capabilities we depend on to deliver our educational experience. While other platforms may offer the necessary capabilities and customers may experience no issues with their use, we cannot fully validate our solutions against all combinations of hardware and software. We are happy to work with customers in advance to ensure their selected environments provide the necessary capabilities.

The following web browsers are fully supported:

  • Safari 8
  • Chrome 39
  • Firefox 35
  • Internet Explorer 11

We strongly recommend a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and sound output support to fully experience the courseware. The latest versions the supported operating systems have been validated and present no compatibility issues:

  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • iOS 8.3
  • Android 5.0
  • Windows 8.1 

Certain mobile devices may present unique usability challenges. While other platforms may function acceptably, cannot provide comprehensive technical support for customers electing other technology platforms.


Digital Classroom Events

Those electing Tutor Supported courses will have available synchronous instruction sessions using the Digital Classroom. This tool currently requires Adobe Flash version 16 to function. Consequently, this feature is not currently supported on Android and iOS devices. Should your Tutor use screen sharing, a current Java plug-in will also be required.


*Java Version Courses

 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry, Grammar & Style of the Sentence (NOTE: Grammar & Style of the Sentence is for Windows only)

Web-based courses offered by depend on browser plug-ins for delivery of educational content. These courses require modern operating systems, browsers and installed versions of the latest Java JVM and Flash Player plug-ins. These courses will not operate on mobile devices and operating systems as a result. A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and sound output support are highly recommended.


  •  Mac OS X 10.10
  •  Safari 8
  •  Adobe Flash Player 16
  •  Java 1.7u65+


  •  Windows 8.1
  •  Internet Explorer
  •  Adobe Flash Player 16
  •  Java 1.7u65+

Other system configurations will fully support the courseware solutions we offer. These recommendations yield the best customer experience and ensure optimal student outcomes.


*CD-ROM Courses

Geometry, Calculus A-C, All Physics, All Computer Science

All CD-ROM based course software require a Windows operating system. Mac OS X users can run Windows using Boot Camp or virtualization software like Parallels Desktop. The recommended Windows system has:

  • Windows 7 or 8
  • Intel processor (or AMD equivalent) with at least 4 GB RAM
  • 10GB of free hard drive space
  • CD/DVD drive
  • speakers and/or headphones jack
  • Internet connection

*Note: CD and Java courses are no longer available for purchase as of 07.31.17


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