In order to access your online courses properly, students will need to have access to the following equipment:
- Windows Machine
Students must have access to a PC that has at least a 2 GHz processor.
A minimum of 2GB of RAM, 5 GB free memory and Windows Vista/7/8
Students using Macintosh computers must have access to a
Mac with a 2 GHz or higher processor.
A minimum of 2 GB of RAM, 5 GB free memory and Operating System X or higher.
Internet Access with browser
Students will further need to have access to at least a 1 Mbps Internet speed,
we STRONGLY recommend a faster DSL or Cable Broadband.
Free Web Browsers Downloads
(We recommend that you keep two Web Browsers on your computer)
Students must have the up-to-date computer drivers listed below. The Drivers are FREE downloads.
- 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)
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