Technical Requirements

All participants in the course, whether individual or in a group, must have access to a computer that meets the following minimum specifications:

Screen Size

  • A minimum of 1024x600

Operating System

  • Windows XP SP3 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS
  • Mobile OS Native App Support
  • iOS 5 and newer
  • Android 2.3 and newer

Computer Speed and Processor

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor

Internet Speed

  • Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments
  • Minimum of 512kbps

Web Browser

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
  • Macintosh: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later

Browser Plugins

 In addition, for site-based groups during meetings and depending on the size of the group (usually more than 5), it may be helpful to have:

  • A computer with either downloaded materials, or internet streaming capabilities
  • LCD projector and screen for viewing videos or other materials
  • Speakers so the group can hear videos