Technical Requirements

World Campus Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements at a Glance
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or higher; Mac OS X 10.5 or higher recommended
Processor 2 GHz or higher
Memory 1 GB of RAM
Hard Drive Space 60GB free disk space
Canvas supports the last two versions of every major browser release. We highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser you are using as well as the most up-to-date Flash plug-in.
To determine if your browser is supported, please review the list of Canvas Supported Browsers.
Note: Cookies, Java, and JavaScript must be enabled.
Pop-up blockers should be configured to permit new windows from Penn State websites.

Due to nonstandard handling of CSS, JavaScript and caching, older versions of Internet Explorer (such as IE 8 or earlier) do not work with our courses.
Plug-ins Adobe Reader [Download from Adobe]
Flash Player (v18.0 or later) [Download from Adobe]
Additional Software Microsoft Office (2010 or later)
Internet Connection Broadband (cable or DSL) connection required
Printer Access to graphics-capable printer
DVD-ROM Required
Sound Card, Microphone, and Speakers Required
Monitor Monitor (Capable of at least 1024 x 768 resolution)

Not sure if your computer is set up correctly? You can use the links below to test your settings:

  1. Adobe Acrobat
  2. Cookies
  3. Frames
  4. Java
  5. JavaScript