Technical Requirements

CECS Online programs 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.

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  • 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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