Computer Specifications

Computer Specifications

Computer Requirements

In order to access your online courses properly, you will need to have access to the following equipment:

  • Windows Computer
    PC that has at least a 2 GHz processor.
    A minimum of 2GB of RAM, 5 GB free memory and Windows Vista/7/8OR
  • Macintosh Computer
    2 GHz or higher processor.
    A minimum of 2 GB of RAM, 5 GB free memory and Operating System X or higher.

Internet Access

You will need to have access to at least a 1 Mbps Internet speed — we STRONGLY recommend a faster DSL or Cable Broadband connection.

Free Web Browsers Downloads

(We recommend that you keep two web browsers on your computer)

Computer Drivers

You will need to ensure that you computer has the latest applicable computer drivers. The drivers are FREE downloads. For assistance and troubleshooting, please contact the Helpdesk.

Virus Protection & Pop-Up Blockers

Pop-up blockers must be disabled — Canvas works with and uses pop-ups.

We strongly recommend you having a virus scan program for your computer. This will help with detecting any viruses or worms that might effect Canvas from running properly on your computer.

Spyware & Adware worms have become a really big problem with online students. We recommend that you download a FREE removal program to make sure your system is clean and worm free.

*We recommend you use both Ad-aware & Spybot. **(Windows only)


Students must have a Dmail e-mail account.
Student accounts can be accessed through