Technology Requirements

IGS technology and courses make use of a wide variety of features and technologies, such as Java, Flash, HTML5, CSS2/3, and depending on the course, other specialized components that help you achieve a more immersive learning experience. Students can access our Learning Management Systems (e.g., Courseware, Buzz, Canvas) via PC computer, laptop, tablets, Macbooks, iPads. However, lightweight devices such as Google Chromebooks or tablets that have very limited technology support for Java or Flash, will not be compatible with the majority of our courses. Please ensure you have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course.


Some courses may have different or additional requirements to the one listed on this page. For specific System Requirements for your course, go to the Material List page in the Course Information tab within the course.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)


Supported Browsers

You may use recent versions of the following browsers on a technology capable device that supports Java, Flash, and improvements to HTML including HTML5.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (support ending January 31, 2020) and newer
  • Microsoft Edge 12 and newer
  • Mozilla Firefox 27 and newer
  • Google Chrome 30 and newer
  • Apple Safari 7 and newer
  • Opera 12.1 and Opera 17 and newer


Supported Browser Plugins and Settings

The following plugins and settings may be required to use our courses.

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Flash enabled
  • Java installed


Computer/Internet Back-up Plan

Parents need have a technology back-up plan. Computers and the internet do crash or become non-functional. In the event this does occur, communication with your child’s teacher becomes critical. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure an alternative arrangement for submitting and accessing the Online Middle School and High School Courses is made. Students are not expected to be excused from attendance for any technology problems. If a student is unable to complete work or attend synchronous class sessions for any reason, contact the student’s teacher immediately.