Hardware/Software Requirements

Internet Access and Speed

As long as you have Internet access, your school or district can take courses with Pearson/FLVS. While it is possible to take courses with dial-up connectivity, it will take a little longer for pages to load. In that instance, students may want to print a few lessons and work offline. The work can be uploaded when completed.

Browser Plug-ins

  • Sun Java 1.4.2 JRE or higher
  • Sun Java 3D 1.3 or higher - Required in some courses
  • Flash 9.0 or higher
  • Shockwave (Operating System Dependant)
  • Acrobat Reader 7.0.9 or higher

PC Requirements

  • Pentium III (500 MHz minimum, higher recommended)
  • Minimum of 10 gigabytes free HDD space
  • 128k internet connection. A broadband connection is strongly recommended.
  • Windows XP, or Vista
  • Microsoft Office, Open Office or Google Docs (Some Business courses require Microsoft Office which will be notated within course registration)
  • 512 MB Ram
  • 12x CD-ROM (CD/DVD Recommended – Some courses require CD/DVD which will be notated within course registration)
  • Display setting 1024x768 resolution
  • Printer required
  • Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher (Click here to download) or Firefox version 2.0 or
  • higher (Click here to download)
  • Students need a method to save work to a portable medium (Floppy, Zip, CD, USB)
  • Audio: Sound card with speakers, microphone or headset
  • America Online and KOL are not recommended

Macintosh Requirements

  • Power Mac G3 (350 MHz)
  • OSX
  • Microsoft Office, Open Office or Google Docs (Some Business courses require Microsoft Office which will be notated within course registration)
  • Students need a method to save work to a portable medium (Floppy, Zip, CD, USB)
  • 256 MB Ram
  • Minimum of 10 gigabytes free HDD space
  • 12x CD ROM (CD/DVD Recommended)
  • 128k internet connection. A broadband connection is strongly recommended.
  • Display setting 1024x768 resolution
  • Printer required
  • Safari browser (Click here to download) or Firefox version 2.0 or higher (Click here to download)
  • Audio: Speakers and microphone or headset
  • America Online and KOL are not recommended