Technology Compatibility for Thinking Maps Learning Community 


Thinking Maps Learning Community (TMLC) is an online resource hosted by Thinking Maps, Inc. It can be accessed from anywhere with an active Internet connection via computer, tablet, or mobile device.


Bandwidth


Performance of some features of TMLC will vary depending on available bandwidth, ­which is affected by the number of users accessing the Internet at any given time. As a general rule of thumb, Thinking Maps, Inc. advocates following the bandwidth guidelines set by the State Education Technology Directors Association. Their current recommendation is 100 Mbps per 1,000 users growing to 1 Gbps by 2017 (2012, The Broadband Imperative).


Desktop Support


Thinking Maps, Inc. develops new features which require browsers that support the latest JavaScript frameworks to display and operate properly.


Windows Operating System


Windows desktop systems are required to have version 8 or higher of the operating system. Below is a list of Windows compatible browsers.


Browser

Version

Internet Explorer

11+*

Firefox

Latest

Chrome

Latest

Edge
Latest

*Please note that Internet Explorer 11 is not recommended. If you can install Chrome or Firefox on your Windows 8+ device, you will have a  better TMLC experience.






Mac OSX Operating System


Mac desktop systems are required to have version 10.10 or higher of the operating system. Below is a list of Mac OSX compatible browsers.


Browser

Version

Firefox

Latest

Chrome

Latest

Safari

8+

 

Mobile Browser Support


Thinking Maps, Inc. will begin optimizing various aspects of the interface to operate with mobile devices. At this time, we will only be supporting the native browsers on the devices and operating systems listed below.


Apple iOS Tablets


Device Type

iOS version

Tested Resolution

iPad 3+

9+

System Default



Android Devices


Due to their nature, Android device compatibility can be difficult to measure. We do our best to test the most recent versions of Android OS and support the list below using the Chrome browser.  


NOTE: The TMLC online PD modules are best viewed in iPads (latest and last version of iOS) and laptops running supported operating system and browser combinations.


Device Type

OS version

Browser

Version

7in. or larger Tablets

4.4

Chrome

Latest

7in. or larger Tablets

5+

Chrome

Latest

Due to the number and variety of Android devices, it is possible that compatible devices may be limited by their hardware/manufacturer. We will do what we can to expand our support for the device when possible.



Other Devices


We have also worked to optimize our site for other consumer devices to provide more convenience and flexibility to our users. See below for a list of other devices and systems that we support.


Device/System

OS version

Browser

Version

Chromebook/Chrome OS

Latest

Chrome

Latest



Support for Alternative, Obsolete, and Future Devices and Browsers


Other devices and browsers, including the native browsers on older and newer versions of the previously mentioned devices may operate incorrectly. Mobile technology is quickly changing, and Thinking Maps, Inc. makes every effort to develop our product to operate on the widest range of devices available.

 

Notes

The compatibility listed here may be updated without notification.




For additional information, please contact Thinking Maps Technical Support at

1-800-­243-­9169 or e­mail us at support@thinkingmaps.com.