Basics System Requirements

TeachTown Basics is a software-assisted treatment program designed for children with autism. In order to use the software, the program must be installed on the client's computer.

In addition, TeachTown Basics has an Internet component. An Internet connection is not necessary each time TeachTown Basics is used. However, performing certain tasks, such as creating a student account, does require an Internet connection. Furthermore, TeachTown Basics does require to be connected to the Internet at least once every two weeks.

In addition to installing the software, teachers may need assistance in getting connected to the TeachTown servers. Each TeachTown user needs his (or her) own unique login profile. Once the teacher has created a login profile, make sure that he or she can "sync" to the TeachTown servers by logging in to the software.

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Requirements for PC installation and usage:

  • Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise including 64 bit editions, Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2 and SP3
  • Intel Pentium 4 2Ghz or faster
  • 1 GB of RAM or more
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive, 1GB free disk space
  • Super VGA (1024x768) or higher video adapter
  • Internet connection - DSL or Cable (1 Mbps) recommended. Dial up (56 kbps) minimum.
  • Mouse and keyboard; Touch screen and interactive whiteboard compatible
  • Adobe AIR (Installed with TeachTown installation disc)

Note: Windows 98 and Windows 2000 are not supported.

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Requirements for Mac installation and usage:

  • Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) or higher
  • Internet connection - DSL or Cable (1 Mbps) recommended. Dial up (56 kbps) minimum.
  • Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz or faster
  • 1 GB of RAM or more
  • 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • DVD Drive
  • Mouse and keyboard; Touch screen and interactive whiteboard compatible
  • Adobe AIR

Note: Power PCs are not supported, as their operating systems are older than 10.6.

Additional Implementation and Setup Information

  • TeachTown connects to www.teachtown.com via port 443. This is an SSL connection. Most firewalls allow this by default.
  • TeachTown does not use a browser to make this connection; it is strictly a client application.
  • It is possible to configure TeachTown Basics to work through a proxy server, however in most cases proxy servers will be detected automatically.

Contact Support

Online: Submit a request
Email: support@teachtown.com
Phone: 800.283.0165