What devices can be used with Ignitia?

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With so many devices available to use in today’s world, it is important to know which devices will work best for your student’s online schooling. Ignitia is compatible with most computer systems, tablets, and smartphones. However, not all devices will work as well as others.

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Computers

Ignitia will work on nearly all computer systems that can run Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari (see our blog “Do I Have the Right Browser for Online Private Schooling?”). This includes Windows computers and laptops, iMacs, MacBooks, as well as Chromebooks. Desktop and laptop computers are the recommended devices because they are fully compatible with Ignitia.

Device: Windows computer or laptop
Does it work well with Ignitia? Windows computers are fully compatible with Ignitia and they support multiple browsers which are also compatible with Ignitia.
Should students use it? Yes.

Device: iMac or MacBook
Does it work well with Ignitia? iMacs and MacBooks both use the Safari browser which is compatible with Ignitia.
Should students use it? Yes.

Device: Chromebook
Does it work well with Ignitia? Chromebooks are fully compatible with Ignitia.
Should students use it? Chromebooks are fully compatible with Ignitia but are not always compatible with other applications. Using a Chromebook will work for completing assignments in Ignitia, but there are times when a computer which supports other browsers is needed for certain applications. For example, a Windows or Mac computer is needed for Stanford 10 testing since Chrome (the browser used by Chromebooks) is not compatible with the Pearson browser.

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Tablets

Most mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, support browsers that can run Ignitia. However, tablets currently are not fully compatible with Ignitia and users may experience some issues that they would not experience on computers or laptops. There are many kinds of tablets, and most of them will offer similar support when running Ignitia.

Device: iPad
Does it work well with Ignitia? iPads use the Safari browser which is compatible with Ignitia. However, iPads are not fully compatible with Ignitia, and users may experience some issues if using an iPad.
Should students use it? Students should only use these devices if they do not have access to a computer or a laptop.

Device: Android tablet (such as the Amazon Fire HD or Samsung Galaxy Tab)
Does it work well with Ignitia? Using Ignitia with an Android tablet will work, but like other mobile devices, Android tablets are not fully compatible with Ignitia and may not work as well as a computer or laptop.
Should students use it? Students should only use these devices if they do not have access to a computer or a laptop.

Device: Windows tablet (such as the Microsoft Surface Pro)
Does it work well with Ignitia? Microsoft tablets do use browsers which are compatible with Ignitia, but they may not work as well as a computer or laptop.
Should students use it? Students should only use a Windows tablet if they do not have access to a computer or laptop.

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Smartphones

Smartphones can also be used with Ignitia, but are not currently fully compatible with Ignitia. Users may experience some issues if trying to use Ignitia on a smartphone. Also, with a smaller screen, not all content can be easily viewed.

Device: iPhone
Does it work well with Ignitia? iPhones use a browser that is supported by Ignitia, and they will usually work with Ignitia but not as well as a computer or laptop.
Should students use it? Students should only use these devices if they do not have access to a computer or laptop.

Device: Android phone
Does it work well with Ignitia? Like iPhones, Android phones use browsers which are compatible with Ignitia, but they are not fully compatible with Ignitia. Some content may not be displayed correctly.
Should students use it? Students should only use these devices if they do not have access to a computer or laptop.

Device: Windows phone
Does it work well with Ignitia? Windows phones use browsers which are compatible with Ignitia, but users may experience some issues on mobile devices since they are not fully compatible with Ignitia.
Should students use it? Students should only use these devices if they do not have access to a computer or laptop.

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Other

Device: Gaming console (Such as Xbox, PlayStation)
Does it work well with Ignitia? Gaming consoles are not compatible with Ignitia, because they do not use browsers which support Ignitia.
Should students use it? No. Using a gaming console will not work with Ignitia.

Device: Reading device (such as Amazon Kindle or Nook)
Does it work well with Ignitia? Reading devices will not work because they do not use browsers which are compatible with Ignitia.
Should students use it? Students should not use reading devices to do school work in Ignitia.

One other thing to keep in mind is that a PDF Reader will need to be installed to use all the features in Ignitia. Most browsers have built-in PDF viewers installed, but Adobe Acrobat Reader can also be installed if needed.

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