ALEKS runs on many devices with various operating system and web browser configurations. Use the tabs below to identify the system requirements for specific ALEKS course products.
Java and the ALEKS Plug-In
For course products requiring Java and the ALEKS plug-in:
Java: View instructions for installing and enabling Java on your computer.
Oracle has set the Java Security baseline to Java 7 update 51. We strongly recommend that you use this version. If you can't upgrade to the latest version of Java, you will need to lower your Java Security to Medium to be able to use ALEKS.
Firefox on Windows: Java 6 updates 25 through 29 and Java 7 have been known to cause stability problems with Firefox on Windows.
The issue has been reported to Oracle. When running Firefox on Windows, please make sure to use the latest version of Java 6, that is update 30 or later. Please visit the FAQ for details.
ALEKS Plug-In: Install the ALEKS plug-in on your computer. If your computer lab has security safeguards in place, your LAN administrator, system administrator, or lab technician must install the ALEKS plug-in.
To check your current configuration and to get answers to the most common questions, view our troubleshooting page.