Office of Special Education

Getting Started — Helpful Information

Browser Basics

Web Browser

IHRS may be displayed by the following web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer, version 5.x or higher

  • Netscape Navigator, version 4.5 or higher

  • Mozilla Firefox (full IHRS functionality not proven>

  • The AOL browser will not support IHRS

Download Progress

Response time will vary based on how you connect to the internet. Dial-up access to an internet service provider (ISP) is much slower than cable modem or DSL access.

The download progress bar at the bottom of the browser window displays the status of each page download. Please do not click again until the page is completely downloaded.

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Add to Favorites

You may mark the Portal page with a bookmark or as a Favorite. This will allow you to open this page automatically without typing the URL each time you want to log in to IHRS.


IHRS will automatically log you out if there has been no screen action for 60 minutes. You will know you have been timed out if you receive an “Access Denied” message with the login prompt. Click the login prompt to log in again.

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Print Web Pages

You can print anything displayed on your screen by clicking: File and Print from the menu bar at the top of the browser window.