What are the Mastery Connect computing requirements?

Mastery Connect is a web-based platform accessible on Macintosh, Windows, and Chrome-based operating systems with no hardware installation required.

To use Mastery Connect,  you need an HTML-5 compliant web browser and an internet-connected desktop, laptop, Chromebook, mobile device, or tablet (such as iPad).

Minimum Hardware Recommendations

For best performance, you should access Mastery Connect with a computer that supports the most recent browser versions. It is recommended that you use a computer five-years-old or newer with at least 1GB of RAM.

Operating System

Mastery Connect requires an operating system that can run the latest compatible web browsers. Your computer operating system should be kept up-to-date with the latest recommended security updates and upgrades.

Internet Speed

Along with compatibility and web standards, Mastery Connect has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments. It is recommended to have a minimum Internet speed of 512kbps.

Screen Readers

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Chrome and Firefox)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Chrome and Firefox)
  • Android Mobile: Talkback (latest version included on Android devices)

Minimum Screen Resolution

1024 x 768 is our lowest recommended screen resolution.

Traffic Prioritization (for QoS)

Accessing Mastery Connect's standard and expanded services requires that you configure your firewall to allow certain domains. 

To fully optimize performance, improve latency, and increase usable bandwidth for our services, it may be necessary to implement bandwidth management and traffic shaping software to prioritize the traffic on your network.

Of the sites needing to be allowed, we recommend that MasteryConnect.com has its traffic prioritized for quality of service.

Note:  You must wildcard MasteryConnect.com to unblock all subdomains.


By default, GradeCam uses No Plugin Mode, which allows you to scan on Windows, Macintosh, Chrome OS, and Linux without installing the plugin.

Exporting scores to a grade book requires the most current version of the GradeCam plugin. Exporting on a Chrome browser also requires that the GradeCam Chrome Extension is installed.

Note: Scanning with GradeCam is available on Chromebooks, but exporting scores is unavailable.

Mobile Devices

The Mastery Connect interface is optimized for desktop displays. Using small-screen devices such as phones may result in a suboptimal experience in Mastery Connect.

For the best user experience, please download the Mastery Connect mobile applications:

  • Mastery Connect Teacher
  • Mastery Connect Student

Note: Mobile applications require Android 8.0 or later and iOS 14.0 or later.