Technical requirements

IXL works well on a variety of computer and browser platforms. Most users' configurations already meet these requirements.

What do I need?

IXL supports the following operating systems with the latest available versions of the indicated browsers:

Operating system and browsers

Operating System Browsers
Windows Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Macintosh OS X Safari 5.1 or higher
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Google Chrome OS Google Chrome

Note: You should ensure your computer has the latest available operating system and browser patches. Running without the latest patches may prevent IXL features from working properly.


We recommend you have at least 256MB of installed RAM, and you should set your display to a resolution of 1024x768 with 32-bit color depth.

To use the audio feature that allows you to hear the text of math problems and their answers, you need to have a sound card installed in your computer and either speakers or a headphone jack and headphones. The audio feature is designed to assist younger users practicing math at the pre-K through fifth-grade levels.

Internet connection

To use IXL, your computer must be connected to the Internet. You can connect via a proxy device, however the proxy device must obey the HTTP/1.1 protocol, including all caching and anti-caching directives. We recommend a connection speed of at least 128Kbps.

Additional software

For some features in IXL, such as the reports, you will need additional software that is probably already installed on your computer. If not, these products can be downloaded free of charge.

You will need the following: