Technical Requirements


 

You will be able to access our learning platform with either Windows or a Mac. Specific requirements are on the Canvas website. Most users will be able to readily connect to the website without adjustments. For questions, please contact the Service Desk (24/7) at 800-747-8367 or 312-467-8600.

PC Requirements

Windows Microsoft Windows XP (Professional, 32-bit) or Vista® (Home, Business, 32- or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit)

 

Web browser: Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 (note: IE 9 will no longer be supported by Canvas as of May 24, 2014) with Adobe Flash 10, 11, and 12 (if you want to use the audio/video recording or viewing feature or upload files)

Hardware

  • Intel® or AMD x86 processor running at 1.5GHz or higher
  • Memory: 2GB RAM or more recommended
  • Minimum free drive space: 800MB (minimum 1.5GB for students requiring download of SPSS predictive analytics software)
  • DVD drive
  • Soundcard and Speakers
  • We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
  • For connecting with IBM SPSS Statistics Server, an active internet connection
  • Java Runtime Version 7 Update 51 or newer

MAC Requirements

Mac Apple® 10.6x (Snow Leopard™) or later, 32- and 64-bit

 

Web browser: Mozilla® Firefox® 26.x with Adobe Flash 10, 11, and 12 (if you want to use the audio/video recording or viewing feature or upload files)

Hardware

  • Intel processor (32- and 64-bit)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM or more recommended
  • Minimum free drive space: 800MB (minimum 1.5GB for students requiring download of SPSS predictive analytics software)
  • DVD drive
  • Soundcard and Speakers
  • We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
  • For connecting with IBM SPSS Statistics Server, an active internet connection
  • Java Runtime Version 7 Update 51 or newer
  • Flip4mac – to play library videos using Quicktime