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What are the minimum computer requirements for taking online classes?

Minimum Computer Requirements for Canvas:


Minimum Computer Requirements For Blackboard:

  Desktop/Laptop Mobile Phone/Tablet
Operating System Windows: 7, 8, 10
Mac OSX: 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12
iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS
Processor 1 GHz Processor 1 GHz Processor
Memory 4GB of RAM 2GB of RAM
Monitor 1024 x 768 Resolution n/a
Hard Drive Space 5GB of free space n/a
Home Internet Speed DSL — 12Mbps
Cable — 20Mbps
DSL — 12Mbps
Cable — 20Mbps
Internet Browser IE8, IE9, IE10, Safari 5+, or Chrome Android, Safari 6+, Chrome 35+
Java Installation required Some features not available in Mobile versions
Flash Player Installation required Some features not available in Mobile versions
Camera/Microphone For some classes these items are required. Please check with your instructor before the beginning of class! If you need to purchase these and they are not built in – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, Apple, etc  
For Blackboard Access Go to bb2.doane.edu in a supported browser Need to Download Application through the App Store or Google Play