Technical Requirements

CECS Online courses utilize Canvas as the learning management system and Mediasite by Sonic Foundry for lecture-capture.  Online students must have regular access to a high-speed internet connection. Online students may be required to scan and upload documents, use a webcam and/or microphone or obtain specific software (i.e. MATLAB) for completion of coursework.

Minimum System Requirements for Viewing Video

Windows

  • Vista
  • IE 7.0, Firefox, Chrome
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5
  • Broadband Internet Connection

Mac

  • OS X 10.5.7
  • Apple Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5
  • Broadband Internet Connection

Linux

  • OpenSUSE or Ubuntu with FFmpeg plugin and Chromium web browser
  • Broadband Internet Connection

iPad

  • iPad (2nd generation)
  • iOS 6.1
  • Apple Mobile Safari
  • Wi-Fi or 3G Cellular Data Connection

iPhone/iPod

  • iPhone 4, iPod Touch (4th generation)
  • iOS 6.1
  • Apple Mobile Safari
  • Mediasite Mobile app (free download available from the Apple App Store)
  • Wi-Fi connection

Android

  • Android 4.0
  • Chrome browser
  • Wi-Fi or 3G Cellular Data Connection

BlackBerry

  • BlackBerry OS 10.0
  • PlayBooks devices running QNX
  • BlackBerry browser
  • Wi-Fi or 3G Cellular Data Connection
Minimum System Requirements for Canvas

Screen Size

  • A minimum of 1024x600. That is the average size of a netbook. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app.

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP SP3 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS
  • Mobile Operating System Native App Support
  • iOS 7 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

  • JAWS 14 or 15 for Internet Explorer 11 & 12 and Firefox 27
  • Latest version of VoiceOver for Safari
  • There is no screen reader support for Chrome

Extended Learning and Outreach

2000
Professional Education Center (PEC)
Phone: 
313-593-4000
Fax: 
313-593-4070
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