Technical Requirements


You will be able to access our learning platform with either a Windows or a Mac computer.  For a detailed list of specific requirements for Canvas, visit its 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.

PC Requirements

Windows Microsoft Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit) or Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit)

Web browser: Internet Explorer 10 and 11 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: 4GB RAM or more recommended
  • Disk Drive: 256GB or more recommended
  • Soundcard and Speakers
  • We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher

Software

  • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 or Office 365
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Google Drive account to access Google documents
  • Antivirus protection

MAC Requirements

Mac Apple® 10.8.5 x (Mountain Lion™) or later, 32- and 64-bit

Web browser: Mozilla® Firefox® 27.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: 4GB RAM or more recommended
  • Disk Drive: 256GB or more recommended
  • Soundcard and Speakers
  • We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
  • Flip4mac – to play library videos using Quicktime

Software

  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 or 2011
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Google Drive account to access Google documents
  • Antivirus protection

Suggested Accessories

External Mass USB Hard Drive (2.0 or 3.0) – It is strongly suggested that all data (pictures, documents, etc) stored on your laptop be backed up to an external hard drive in the event your laptop breaks, is lost, or stolen.

Jump Drives/Thumb Drives/USB Storage Device – We suggest that all students have access to a thumb drive for easy data transfer from one device to another. Another benefit of a jump drive is the ability to easily access data (pictures, documents, etc) in the classroom without having your laptop on hand.

Laptop Bag – Suggested for laptop protection and for ease of carrying and mobility.