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MindTap Device & System Requirements

Operating Systems

Windows – Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Macintosh – macOS 10.13, 10.12 / OS X 10.10 -10.11 (High Sierra, Sierra, Yosemite, El Capitan)
Chrome – Chrome OS
Mobile – iOS 6+, Android (see below note for browsers)

Browsers

Windows – Firefox (latest and next-to-latest version, Chrome (latest and next-to-latest version), Internet Explorer 11 (For Win 7, 8.1, and 10 only; limited functionality may exist), Microsoft Edge 13-15
Macintosh – Firefox (latest and next-to-latest version, Chrome (latest and next-to-latest version), Safari 10.0+
Mobile – Safari 9+ (may provide limited functionality). Firefox and Chrome are valid browsers for Android use, however usage is too low to warrant functionality testing. Thus, Android devices are not officially supported at this time.

MindTap is browser-based and runs on a variety of browsers. When newer versions of a browser release, MindTap no longer supports the oldest version.

Plug-Ins and Browser Settings

First and third party cookies must be enabled within the browser.
Popups must be enabled within the browser.
Adobe Flash - While you can use MindTap without the Flash plugin, if possible, install the latest version of the Flash Player on your system. Flash Player
Java is no longer required for MindTap, however there may be some older legacy content that still requires this plugin. Download the latest version.
Please Note: Beginning with version 45, Chrome no longer supports NPAPI plugins like Java or Silverlight. Users needing to run Java-based content in MindTap will be required to use an alternate browser.
JavaScript must be enabled within the browser, which most browsers have installed and enabled by default. You can confirm that this is the case for your system.
NOTE: You can click here to run this system information script to determine whether you have enabled JavaScript on your default browser.
Adobe Reader is needed to print MindTap assignments and other content. Adobe Reader

Hardware Requirements

Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
Minimum: Intel® or AMD® CPU at 1.8 GHz or better / 1 GB of RAM
Recommended: Intel® CPU at 2.0 GHz or better / 4 to 8 GB of RAM

Bandwidth Requirements

Recommended – 5Mbps Download
Users can test their connection speed by visiting the following link: http://www.speedtest.net/index.php

Deciphering speed for your network

5Mbps or less: Basic web surfing and email.
5-10Mbps: Web surfing, email, occasional streaming and online gaming with few connected devices.
10-25Mbps: Moderate HD streaming, online gaming and downloading with a moderate number of connected devices.
25-40Mbps: Heavy HD streaming, online gaming and downloading with a lot of connected devices.
40+Mbps: Hardcore streaming, gaming, and downloading with an extreme number of connected devices.

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