Online Technology

Minimum Technology Requirements

System Age

  • Recommended system 3 years old or newer

System Requirements

  • Windows:
    • Windows 10 (Windows 10 S is not supported at this time)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7
  • Mac:
    • MAC OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 

RAM

  • Windows:
    • 8 GB(or more) RAM
  • MAC:
    • 4GB(or more) RAM

Hard Drive

  256GB of available space or higher

Display

  1024x768  or higher screen resolution

Browser Requirements

For the best user experience [for both Windows and Mac]:

  • Required: Mozilla Firefox latest version (download)
  • Required: Google Chrome latest version (download)
  • Required: Safari latest version (download)

Internet Connection and Network

A wired and/or wireless network card

  • Minimum high speed cable connection: 3 Mbps cable (i.e., high speed DSL, cable modem); 5 Mbps connection recommended for quicker load times

Other Software/Plug-ins

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader latest version  (download) – Required to view .pdf documents in your browser
  • Adobe Flash Player 11 or higher (download) – Required for media recording, streaming, viewing, and uploading
  • Java latest version (download - Required for several features in Canvas Learning Management System

[For free software downloads to the above software and others, please visit: http://it.mercer.edu/student/hardware_software/free_software_downloads.htm ]

Antivirus

Hardware Needed

  • Webcam (Built-in or USB plug-in)
  • Speakers and a microphone (Built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth)