Technical Requirements


A computer purchased in the last 5 years will more than likely be just fine. Specifically, we recommend a CPU 2.0 GHZ or greater and RAM 4 GB or greater.

Operating System:

PC: Windows 8, 8.1, or 10*
Mac: OS 10.12 or greater*

*A variety of devices and operating systems were used to test the supported browsers. Support is not limited to these specific operating systems. The desktop browser versions below are supported regardless of the particular device or operating system on which they run.

Internet Browsers:

Firefox: 78.0 or greater
Chrome: 87.0 or greater
Safari: 13.0 or greater (Mac version only)
Edge: 87.0 or greater

Both PC and Mac users should install Firefox and/or Chrome in addition to their default browser. This ensures that all users have two Canvas compatible browsers to provide an alternative option, should a technical issue arise.

Later versions of Edge (Windows) and Safari (Mac) are supported by Canvas, but it is our recommendation to use Firefox or Chrome for a better user experience. 

Submitting Work:

All documents, presentations, spreadsheets, etc., that are uploaded to Canvas need to be saved in MS Office format (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx extensions).