To view the list of basic computer specifications, please see the Canvas Guide.
Canvas supports the two most recent versions of all of the major Internet Browers.
Firefox - Recommended
Clark College requires you to utilize your Clark Student email account. While Canvas allows you to put in other email accounts for notification purposes it is automatically tied to your student account and it may be the only email your instructor recognizes. For information regarding your Clark Student email account see here. For assistance with your email account call 992-2010.
Flash Player - Used for Chat, Conferences, Media Comments and SpeedGrader
Acrobat Reader - Used to read course content in the PDF format
Java - Used for screen sharing with the Conference tool
Canvas works with various mobile devices. IMPORTANT: While Canvas is functional on Mobile devices the use of the Mobile Apps do not offer the same level of experience or security as connecting on a desktop or a laptop computer. We strongly recommend that you complete any assignment, test, or quiz on a more stable internet connection with a desktop or laptop. For instructions using these mobile devices see the links below:
Other than an Internet Browser typically the bare minimum software you will need is a word processing software. The standard word processor used by the majority of Clark College is Microsoft Word. If you do not own this software you can purchase it for a discounted student price at the Clark College Bookstore.
Some courses will require you to purchase course-specific software or "keys" to access online software. These are typically listed as textbook requirements and available through the Clark College Bookstore.