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Technology Requirements

Students 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, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
800-747-8367 or 312-467-8600

PC Requirements
Windows Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 10 and up

Web browser

  • Internet Explorer 11 and up (Not Recommended)
  • Google Chrome 53 and up
  • Mozilla Firefox 48 and up

Hardware

  • Intel or AMD processor running at 1.5GHz or higher
  • Memory: 4GB RAM or more recommended
  • Hard Drive Space: 256GB or more recommended
  • DVD/CD Drive: Optional
  • Speakers: Recommended

Software

  • Microsoft Office 2010 and up or Office 365
  • Java ver. 8 update 101 and up
  • Adobe Flash Player ver. 22 and up
  • Acrobat Reader 2015 and up
  • Antivirus protection: Window Defender

MAC Requirements

Mac OS 10.11 x (El Capitan™) and up

Web browser

  • Safari 9 and up
  • Mozilla Firefox 49
  • Google Chrome 53 and up

Hardware

  • Intel processor
  • Memory: 4GB RAM or more recommended
  • Hard Drive Space: 256GB or more recommended
  • DVD/CD Drive: Optional
  • Speakers: Recommended

Software

  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and up or Office 365
  • Java ver. 7 and up
  • Adobe Flashy Player ver. 22 and up
  • Acrobat Reader 2015 and up
  • Flip4mac ver. 33.3.7: to play videos using Windows Media

Suggested Accessories
External 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.