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Canvas - What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?


This is a list of basic computer system requirements to use Canvas. It is always recommended to use the most up-to-date versions and better connections. Canvas will still run with the minimum specifications, but you may experience slower loading times.


Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

 

Screen Size

 

Canvas is best viewed at a minimum of 800x600, which is the average size of a notebook computer. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app.

 

 

 

Operating Systems

 

  • Windows 7 and newer (users on Windows 10 need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments)
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS

 

 

Mobile Operating System Native App Support

 

  • iOS 7 and newer (versions vary by device)
  • Android 4.2 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

 

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

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If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:canvas computer specifications basic spec   Doc ID:70780
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-02-17 10:08 MSTUpdated:2018-05-25 14:08 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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