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What System Requirements Does AES Have?
What System Requirements Does AES Have?

Technical System Requirements and Specifications for Business&ITCenter21 and HealthCenter21 to Run Smoothly in your Classroom

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Written by Laura Van Dyke
Updated over a week ago

Because the AES digital curriculum system is accessed via your web browser, there are some requirements and specifications to be aware of.

If your devices don’t meet these requirements, you and your students won’t have the best experience possible when using the system.

In this article, you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:

Note: All requirements below apply to both teachers and students.

1. What devices can you use AES on?

AES is compatible with any device that connects to the internet and can open a web browser, providing they have the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8 or Newer

  • Macintosh OS X 10.5 or newer

  • Android (current version)

  • IOS (current version)

However, some modules require student access to external software, such as Microsoft Office and not all devices can download that software.

If your class includes any modules that require Microsoft Office, student devices may not be fully compatible to complete the assignments.

View the chart below to see the compatibility of the device your students are using in relation to modules that require MS Office:


Compatible (excluding modules that require MS Office) Learn more: Does AES Work on Chromebooks?

Windows Desktops & Laptops

Compatible for all modules

Apple Desktops & Laptops

Compatible (excluding modules that require MS Office)

iPads and Tablets

Compatible (excluding modules that require MS Office)

Smartphones (students only)

Compatible (excluding modules that require MS Office)

It is also recommended that the device’s screen resolution is 1024 × 768 or larger.

2. Which web browsers can you use?

Both HealthCenter21 and Business&ITCenter21 were tested in the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge (latest version)

  • Google Chrome (latest version)

  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

  • Apple Safari (Mac/IOS)

If you or your students try to access AES on an outdated browser, you may encounter issues with the system. Check to see if your browser is up to date here.

3. What do you need to install on your device?

HealthCenter21 and Business&ITCenter21 are accessed via your internet browser. So you will need not need to install anything other than a web browser on your device for the AES system to run smoothly.

However, Adobe Reader is recommended to view and download the PDF handouts provided. Both students and teachers will need to have this plugin added to your browser in order to access those handouts. Here’s how to add Adobe Reader in Chrome.

In addition, if you teach modules that require Microsoft Office, your students may need to have the Desktop Version of Microsoft Office installed.

Review the chart below to determine if you need to install the desktop version of Microsoft Office on your students’ computers:

Modules That Require Microsoft Office*

*Note: Any module not listed above does not require the use of Microsoft Office and is fully compatible according to the standard device requirements.

4. Do you need any additional devices or accessories?

Both teachers and students should have access to headphones and a printer.

The eLearning lessons include audio that walks the students through the curriculum and having headphones ensures students can do so effectively.

To support blended learning many activities are in PDF format and need to be printed by teachers or students.

5. Will you need help from your IT Department?

Yes, you will need some initial assistance from your IT department.

To start, the URLs below will need to be allowed to ensure you and your students aren’t blocked from accessing the system:

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Your IT department will also need to ensure that teacher and student devices can connect to our servers. Sometimes school firewall settings prevent this and they may need to adjust the settings to make allowed!

Note: If your school/district is using Google Classroom and/or the Google Apps modules, the person who maintains Google Classroom will need to whitelist our domain ( for Google Classroom.

Here's a link with information about how to do that:

If you have any additional questions about our technical requirements, send us a chat!

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