Imagine yourself as an online learner with the ability to “attend” class anytime and anywhere you have internet access – at home, at work, at the library, or even at your local coffee shop!
At United, you now have the ability to complete some courses online, coming to campus rarely or not at all through online and hybrid courses.
PC: Windows 7 and newer (users on Windows 10 need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments)
MAC: OS 10.6 and newer
Linux – chromeOS
Computer Speed and Processor
We recommend the use of a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
1 GB (gigabyte) of RAM or more
10 GB or more
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge (Windows only—please make sure your operating system is also current as noted in the computer specifications lesson; you may need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments)
Safari 9 and 10 (Macintosh only)
Chrome 54 and 55
Firefox 49 and 50 (Extended Releases are not supported)
Flash 22 and 23 (used for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
Soundcard and speakers and/or USB headphones
CRT or LCD, 15″ or larger; resolution should be 600 X 800 pixels or higher.
If you want to view Canvas / United Online on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas Mobile App.
PC: Windows Media Player 11 (FREE VERSION)
Mac: Download current version of Flip4Mac (FREE VERSION)
Current version of Adobe Reader (FREE VERSION)
Word Processing Software
Examples: Microsoft Word, Open Office (free), iWork, etc., Google Docs
A “broadband” connection is highly recommended; a “dial-up” connection may frustrate the user. Broadband is defined as: Upload transfer rate of at least 1.0 megabits/second (or higher), and Download rate of 2.0 – 4.0 megabits/second (or higher). Typical DLS, ADSL, and Cable TV Internet connection easily meet these requirements.