This article is intended for school/district IT personnel who manage student technology assets such as laptops, peripherals, and software.
Students and Learning Coaches can log into Pearson Online Classroom from various devices such as a desktop computer, Chromebook, or tablet. We regularly test a wide range of devices to ensure the accessibility and functionality of the education management system.
For the best experience, we recommend that users update software and Internet browsers regularly on each device. Although the browser should prompt users to install updates as they arise, users can ensure they're using the most current version by downloading and installing the most recent release.
Windows 8.1 or later
Mac OS 10.13 or later
Broadband connection is required.
Use the chart on the FCC Household Broadband Guide to assist with selecting the appropriate speed.
If you have a satellite connection, you may experience performance issues depending on weather and latency.
For LiveLesson sessions and other Pearson Online Classroom content, the following TCP and UDP ports must be open:
Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 only)
Adobe Reader DC
Adobe Connect (recommended for LiveLesson)
VLC Media Player (Mac Only)
An office productivity suite such as Microsoft Office or LibreOffice, a free productivity suite compatible with Microsoft Office files formats or the ability to open Office files on mobile devices
Desktop and laptop computers
Mobile Devices: While we have a wide range of content available that works great on iPads/Chromebooks/tablets, the end-to-end course experience is not as polished if a mobile device is the only device students use.
For more information on Chromebook/iPad compatibility, review this article.
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Supported formats and file sizes.
Pearson Online Classroom Data Limits.
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