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)

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Apple Safari



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)




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