Required Materials & Technology

Participation in ILO course requires students to have the following:

  • Student email account
    • ILO requires that each student have a unique email address for successful communication.
    • Please ensure that the email you provide for your student is accurate and one that the student will have regular/daily access to.
    • To help ensure proper delivery of ILO-related emails to you and your students, please make sure your school or students' email system does not block messages from the following domains:
      • iowa.gov
      • iowalearningonline.org
      • iptv.org
      • gmail.com
      • ilo.instructure.com
      • ilo.geniussis.com
  • Reliable bandwidth and Internet access (school technology staff may have to ensure Firewalls permit access to certain websites/services)
  • Current version of modern Web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari 5, Internet Explorer 9 or above)
  • Headphones (speakers are acceptable but not preferred)
  • Webcam and microphone to participate in videoconferencing
  • Zoom videoconferencing software (free download http://www.zoom.us).
    • Zoom software is currently supported for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and Blackberry operating systems. The software is now compatible with Chromebooks running Chrome version of 35.0 or above.
    • Although a dial-in option is available for voice-only communications, some ILO course communications require participating in full videoconference mode.
    • *Note: If using the phone dial-in option to participate in a Zoom videoconference, long-distance charges may apply.
  • Many courses require access to classroom videos posted on YouTube.

ILO World Language courses require a Web browser running Adobe Flash Player plug-in 10.1+. ILO World Language courses will not run on mobile devices, including iPads, that do not support Adobe Flash.

View detailed ILO world language course technical notes and requirements.

Additional required supplies vary from course to course. See Course Descriptions or the syllabus for specific additional materials for each course. YouTube video access may need to be arranged for various courses. Each local school district is responsible for obtaining the textbook or other required materials for the students they enroll in an ILO course. Schools will determine whether to purchase physical or digital editions of textbooks for their students.