Technical Requirements

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements. (Note: Software Develoment and Engineering courses may have additional technical requirements.)

Screen Size

  • A minimum of 1024x600. That is the average size of a netbook. You probably won't want to view Canvas on a smaller screen than that.

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP SP3 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS

Mobile OS Native App Support

  • iOS 5 and newer
  • Android 2.3 and newer

Computer Speed and Processor

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor

Internet Speed

  • Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
  • Minimum of 512kbps

Screen Readers

  • Latest version of JAWS for Internet Explorer 9 & 10 and Firefox
  • Latest version of VoiceOver for Safari
  • There is no screen reader support for Chrome

Additional Requirements for Software Development and Engineering Courses

Because of the large software programs that are installed and used in many courses for Software Development and Software Engineering, it is recommended that students enrolling in these courses have a computer system with these minimum specifications:

  • Computer that has a 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or higher
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 150 GB hard disk
  • DirectX 9 capable video card running 1024 x 768 or higher resolution display
  • DVD-ROM Drive

Contact elearning@champlain.edu if you have questions about these specifications.