Information Technology

Minimum Technology Requirements for Distance Education Courses

Minimum Technology Requirements for Distance Education Courses 
(Including Web-Enhanced/Blended, Hybrid and Online)
To participate in any distance education course you will need to travel to a campus computer lab, or you need to have access to your own computer and Internet Service Provider. High-speed access is recommended, as you may have some files or online programs that will not work well on a dial-up connection. Technology requirements are subject to change. Consult your course syllabus for specific requirements needed for each course. 

  Macintosh Windows
Hardware 
Recommended
  • Intel Core Quad CPU
  • or faster processor
  • 4GB of RAM
Minimum
  • Intel Core CPU
  • or faster processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 1 GB free hard drive space 
Recommended
  • Intel Core Quad CPU
  • 3GHz processor (or equivalent)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 1GB of VRAM
Minimum
  • Intel Core CPU
  • or faster processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2 GB free hard drive space 
Web-conferencing & Media Recording
  •  iSight or Firewire Webcam
  • Headphones with microphone (PC speakers cannot be used)
  • USB or Built-in Webcam
  • Headphones with microphone (PC speakers cannot be used)
Web Browsers
  • Chrome 27, 28, and 29
  • Safari 5 and 6
  • Firefox 21, 22, and 23
  • Flash 9, 10, and 11 (if you want to use the audio/video recording or viewing feature or upload files)
  • Internet Explorer 9 and 10
  • Chrome 27, 28, and 29
  • Firefox 21, 22, and 23
  • Flash 9, 10, and 11 (if you want to use the audio/video recording or viewing feature or upload files)
  Some supported browsers may still produce a banner stating "Your browser does not meet the minimum requirements for Canvas." If you have upgraded your browser but you are still seeing the warning banner, try logging out of Canvas and deleting your browser cookies. Click here for help with clearing your cache.
Internet Connectivity At least 1.5 mbps connectivity speed
Operating Systems Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, & Android or any other device with a modern web browser.
Mobile Apps (optional) We recommend trying the Canvas Mobile Apps for iOS or Android devices.
Additional Software & Plug-ins