Pegasus 5.x: Getting Started
Posted by Lester Pearson Support, Last modified by Lester Pearson Support on 20 January 2014 11:45 PM

This support page applies to the following products:
* MyAcademicConnectionsLab
* MyLanguageLeaderLab
* MyNorthStarLab, 3rd Edition
* MyTopNotchLab, 1st Edition



To use our online products, your computer must meet the System Requirements listed below. To check your browser, click here.

For PC-Compatible Computers:
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer® 10.x, Firefox® 25.x, Google® Chrome 30.x, or higher
For Macintosh Computers:
  • Operating System: OS X (up to 10.9 with Safari 7) 
  • Web Browser: Safari® 6.x, Firefox® 25.x, Google® Chrome 30.x, or higher
For All Computers:
  • Hardware: Modern processor 1.33 GHz or faster, Headphone or speakers, built-in or external; Microphone, built-in or external
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM or higher
  • Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024 (recommended maximum); 1024 x 768 (minimum)
  • Plug-ins: Adobe® Reader 8, Adobe® Flash Player 10.4, Java 1.6, and or higher
  • Internet Connection: Broadband (cable/DSL/FiOS) internet connection is recommended.

For Tablets

  • iOS 6 and iOS 7 with Puffin Academy 3.5
  • Windows Surface RT with IE10, IE11 (desktop mode only)
  • Android with Puffin Academy 3.5

* Small screen/mobile phones not supported

: If you are using this online product in your school's computer lab, the lab administrator should ensure that all computers meet the System Requirements.

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Quick Start Guides

Full Help Systems

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Q1: My access code is not working. What should I do?

  • Access codes are six "words" long and will look something like this:
  • You need to enter the dashes as you redeem your access code.
  • Each access code can only be redeemed once when you register. The access code is only needed to register. It is not needed to sign in. You will set up a Sign in name and password when you register.
  • Check to make sure your Access Code has not been redeemed already.
  • If you continue to have issues, please contact Technical Product Support.

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Q2: I forgot my sign in name and password. How can I get this information sent to me?

  • If you know your e-mail address and/or your sign in name, you can request that your sign in name and password be sent to you in an email. Simply click on the "Forgot Your Sign in Name / Password" link on the sign in page.
  • If you cannot remember your e-mail address and/or your sign in name or continue to have issues, please contact Technical Product Support.

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Q3: The Course ID my teacher gave me is not working. What should I do?

  • Most teachers will ask you to join a course. This allows them to view your work. To do this, you will need a "Course ID," which your teacher will give to you.
  • Check with your teacher to make sure you have the correct Course ID and if he or she has made the course available to students.
  • The Course ID is case sensitive so be sure to enter each character exactly as it appears.
  • If none of the above steps have solved the issue, it is possible you have registered under the wrong product, and therefore do not have access to your teacher's course. Confirm with your teacher which product you should be using.
  • If you continue to have issues, please contact Technical Product Support.

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Q4: Why didn't I get a confirmation email after I registered?

  • If you did not receive a confirmation email after you registered, first be sure that you check your Junk/Spam folders to make sure the email was not filtered. 
  • It is possible that you may have entered your email address incorrectly during the Access Code registration.  Contact Technical Product Support to update your account.

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Q5: I am getting a message saying that I need to install Flash Player or that my Flash Player's version is outdated. Where do I get the latest version?

  • You need Flash Player plug-in installed on your computer to listen to audio files, watch videos, and do recording and other activities. To download the latest Adobe® Flash® Player plugin, go to: and then follow the onscreen instructions.
  • If you continue to have issues, please contact Technical Product Support.

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Q6: I'm having trouble recording my voice. How do I troubleshoot this issue?

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Q7: How do I clear my Internet broswer's cache?

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Q8: How do I clear my Java browser's cache?

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Q9: The whole page does not fit on my screen. Some of the material is cut off.

  • Make sure your web browser window is "maximized" and takes up your entire computer screen. There are many ways to do this, but often there will be "minimize", "maximize", and "close" icons on the top right of your browser window. Click on the "maximize" icon.
  • Pearson online products are designed to work effectively with screen resolution set at 1027 by 768 or higher. Change your computer's display settings to resolve the issue. To do this, click on Start --> Control Panel --> search for Display.
  • If you continue to have issues, please contact Technical Product Support.

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Q10: How to enable browser's Cookies?

Firefox 4.0 +

  • Run Firefox and choose Options.
  • Select the Privacy panel.
  • Next, set "Firefox will: Use custom settings for history"
  • Check box Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies.
  • Click OK.

Chrome 12 +

  • Go to the Tools menu.
  • Click Options.
  • Click the Under the Hood tab.
  • Go to the Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  • Next, select the "Allow local date to be set" to enable Cookies.

Internet Explorer 8+

  • Click on the "Tools" menu in Internet Explorer.
  • Click "Internet Options".
  • Go to the "Privacy" tab.
  • Now, there are two options depending on how much you want to restrict Cookies: Medium and High.
  • Click "Apply" and OK.

Safari 4+

  • Choose the Safari drop-down menu.
  • Click on Preferences.
  • Go to Security in the top panel.
  • Under "Accept Cookies" choose Only from sites you navigate to.

Q11: How do I disable pop-up blocker?

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