Computer Specifications

Computer Specifications

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
     
  • Macintosh
    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)

Computer Drivers

Students must have the up-to-date computer drivers listed below. The Drivers are FREE downloads.

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. **(PC’s only)

E-mail

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