To access various media types, functions, and features, the following plugins and settings must be correctly installed or enabled.
- Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher is recommended for best experience
- Adobe Reader is needed for viewing PDF documents
Adobe Flash Player
- Adobe Flash Player or a HTML5 Web browser is needed for activities, circuit simulations, videos, and animations
- Apple: iPad®, iOS® 4.3.
- Android: Desktop experience functions best in Firefox for Android (free download via the Google Play store).
The G-W Online Textbook reading experience is compatible with all HTML-based browsers. In this capacity, G-W Online Textbook is compatible with Chromebooks, Kindle Fire, and or other eReaders with HTML browsers.
Additional System Requirements
Internet Speed Connection
- Internet/broadband connection via cable/DSL or higher (recommended)
- Windows 7/8/10
- Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher
- 2 GHz (or greater) processor
- 2 GB RAM
- Video card, audio card, and monitor capabilities
- 100 MB disk space for downloading assignments/resources (optional)
The following domains (and their secure equivalents) may be blocked by security programs or firewall restrictions. In these cases, it may be necessary to whitelist certain domains and IP address on your school’s web content filtering and e-mail spam filtering systems. Please check with your Information Technology department to assist in the whitelisting request.
- Interactive workbook PDFs with Form Fields requires a desktop computer with Adobe Reader. Interactive workbook HTML form fields are compatible with all HTML-based mobile browsers.
- Companion Websites and Premium content require an internet connection and may have additional requirements. Please see the Companion Website system requirements for more information. Data files may require a desktop computer with third-party software, such as word processing or spreadsheet software.
Online Instructor Resources
- Online Instructor Resources require an internet connection. Files are provided in various formats, including, but not limited to PDF, DOCX, PPSX, and PPTX. These types of files will require compatible programs.
Information above is subject to change with browser, plugin, and platform updates. It is highly recommended that you keep your browser and plugins current to improve security and functionality.
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