Information Technology - Distance Education Requirements

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 Quad Core CPU or faster processor
  • 8GB or greater of RAM
Minimum**
  • Intel Dual Core CPU or faster processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 10 GB free hard drive space 


** See course requirements or course instructor

Recommended
  • Intel or AMD Quad Core CPU 3GHz processor (or equivalent)
  • 8GB or greater of RAM
  • 1GB or greater of VRAM
Minimum**
  • Intel or AMD Dual Core CPU or faster processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10 GB free hard drive space


** See course requirements or course instructor

Web-conferencing & Media Recording
  • Per course Requirements
    • USB or Build-in Webcam
    • Headphones with microphone 
  • Per course Requirements
    • USB or Built-in Webcam
    • Headphones with microphone
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Internet Connectivity At least 1.5 mbps connectivity speed (10 mbps recommended for video services)
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.
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