Checking Software Requirements

Anyone who uses this software can check to see if the computer you are using has the programs needed for your Renaissance software (such as a PDF reader or Adobe Flash Player).

If any programs need to be installed or updated, make sure you are logged into the computer with the rights or permissions required to install software for all users. If you do not know whether you have those rights at the computer, or if you don't have those rights, contact your school's technology/computer coordinator.

Note: For the most up-to-date software, hardware, operating system, and browser requirements for Renaissance software, visit

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Administrators, District Staff, School Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

  1. On the Home page, select Other Math & Reading Apps under "Additional Tools."
  2. On the Other Math & Reading Apps page, select Product Administration, then select Download Supporting Software.
  3. Select Downloads on the left side (or top) of the next page.
  4. The Downloads page includes the following:
    • Server name or IP address:
      This is the name or IP address of this Renaissance server. Note this information if you will be using Renaissance client programs; some of the programs require you to enter the server name or address.
    • Renaissance Place ID:
      This is a unique identifier that provides a shortcut to your Renaissance site. The Renaissance ID also appears on the Renaissance Welcome.
    • Downloads:
      This section includes programs that work with your Renaissance products. The tab for your operating system is selected; to see the downloads for other operating systems, select another tab.
    • The AccelScan and Renaissance Responder programs are used for scoring paper assignments in Accelerated Math Live and Accelerated Math 2.0.

      The Renaissance Place Print Plug-In is used for printing paper Accelerated Math Live assignments (but not for Accelerated Math 2.0 assignments). The page will show whether this is installed and if so, the version installed.

      If you need any of these programs, select the name of the program or its Download link. Some links will begin downloading the program; others will take you to a website where you can get the program.

    • Third-Party Downloads:
      To test for a PDF reader, select Test. If the software is working properly, a PDF file with a confirmation message will open. If this does not happen, select Download for instructions on how to download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader.
    • For Adobe Flash Player, the page will show whether the program is installed; if it is, the version will be shown. If not, select Download for Adobe Flash Player for instructions on how to download and install the latest version of the software.