Pearson is a web-based application designed to work in all modern browsers including Google Chrome, the sole browser of the Chromebook operating system, and the iOS operating system on iPads.
Pearson courses work on Chromebooks and iPads, with some exceptions. In most cases, these exceptions do not interfere with the instruction, but in a few cases, the courses are deemed incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads due to additional instructional components that are incompatible. The following is a list of courses that are incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads and a list of courses with essential elements that are incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads. These lists are subject to change.
Courses with Essential Installs or Plugins
These courses are compatible with Chromebooks and iPads but have installs or plugins which are essential to the course that are incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads. It is possible to use these courses without the optional additional plugin referenced within the course or with any alternate application.
- AP Statistics A & B
- Arts 6
- Arts 7
- Arts 8
- Discovering Music I
- Discovering Music II
- Discovering Music III
- Experiencing Music I
- Experiencing Music II
- Experiencing Music III
- Exploring Music I
- Exploring Music II
- Exploring Music III
- Statistics A & B
Courses that are Incompatible with Chromebooks and iPads
These courses may not be used with Chromebooks and iPads. They each have essential installs or plugins or incompatible video content that is fundamental to the content of the course and are currently only available in full Windows or Mac desktop or laptop.
- Animation I A & B
- AP Computer Science A & B
- Coding 1 A & B (E)
- Earth Space Science A & B
- Educational Technology and Online Learning K
- Educational Technology and Online Learning 1
- Educational Technology and Online Learning 2
- Foundations of Game Design 1 (E)
- Game Design II (E)
- Introduction to Graphic Design A & B
- Java Programming I & II
- Living Music I & II
- Web Design I A & B
Technical Notice for Chromebook Users: Limitation when Conducting LiveLesson® Sessions via Adobe Connect
Chromebooks, by design, utilize the web browser version of the Adobe Connect application.
Chromebooks are not able to utilize the Adobe Connect desktop application, which is what enables Interactive Screen Sharing during a Live Lesson Session.
This means Chromebook users are unable to engage in Interactive Screen Sharing because they must use the web browser version of Adobe Connect. (Files may be shared via alternate methods such as WebMail or Email.)
Screen Sharing is NOT available to Chromebook users when they are in a LiveLesson Session conducted via Adobe Connect on the web.
Teachers on the Connexus platform as well as those working on the Pearson Connexus platform may visit the LiveLesson® Troubleshooting Hub on Teacher Central more information, tips, and frequently asked questions.
Technical Notice for iPad and Mac Users:
Some content may require changes to Settings to launch successfully. If you receive an InsecureURL error, see this troubleshooting article on iPad and Mac Settings for more details.
How to enable the foreign language keyboard in Chromebooks and iPads
Students in a foreign language course using a Chromebook or iPad can set the language on the keyboard and work within a notepad application to complete exercises in their course.
- Select your account picture in the Taskbar in the lower-right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and select Show advanced settings.
- Under Languages, select Language and input settings.
- If you don't see your desired language(s) listed, select Add. Select the checkboxes next to any languages you want to use.
- Select Ok.
- US should display directly to the left of your account picture. Select it, then select US keyboard in the menu. Select the language you wish to use.
- Note: You can quickly switch between keyboard languages by pressing Alt + Shift. Press Ctrl + Space to switch to your previous language.