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.
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)
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.
- FLASH PLAYER
- QUICKTIME PLAYER
- WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
- MICROSOFT OFFICE COMPATIBILITY PACK
- REAL PLAYER
- ADOBE ACROBAT READER
- POWERPOINT VIEWER (Powerpoint Viewer is only needed for those who do not have the Powerpoint program)
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.
Students must have a Dmail e-mail account.
Student accounts can be accessed through dmail.dixie.edu.