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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 60 and up
  • Mozilla Firefox 60 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
  • Webcam

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 10.12 x (Sierra™) and up

Web browser

  • Safari 9 and up
  • Mozilla Firefox 60 and up
  • Google Chrome 60 and up

Hardware

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

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.