In order for Excel Educator to function properly, the following system and software requirements should be in place. All software(Operating System, and Office applications) should always have the most recent vendor supplied updates installed.

Operating Systems:


  • Recommended: Windows 10

  • Not supported — Windows 8.0


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
Note: Due to the long-running rivalry between Apple and Microsoft, certain features in MS Excel are not as well-implemented on macOS (OS X). For this reason, the minimum macOS version is 10.14 (High Sierra). A MacBook Air does not have the capacity to facilitate use of the grading engine for Microsoft Office courses on MyEducator.


CPU: At least 2GHz, 2-core processor

RAM: At least 4GB

Internet Connection Speed: At least 4mb download / 3mb upload


CPU: 2GHz, 4-core processor


Internet Connection Speed: 5mb download / 5mb upload

MS Excel Versions:


  • Minimum: Excel 2019
  •  Recommended: Office365*


  • Minimum: Excel 2019

*Office365 is required for use of the MyEducator excel add-in

Note: Do not use any online version of Microsoft Excel. The online version does not have the capacity to enable macros needed for courses on MyEducator. If you have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you will need to download the applications to your computer. 


In addition, some tablet versions of Microsoft Excel are compatible. These versions must support macros. Without macros, Excel Educator will not function properly. For more information on How to Enable Macros with Windows 10s, click here.