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Canvas Requirements

Canvas Requirements

The information below contains the equipment and system requirements needed to utilize the Canvas LMS.

Equipment Requirements

Individual students must have access to the following items:

  • An internet connected computer
  • Unique Affiliated School Email Address
  • Headset with a built-in microphone
  • Webcam (either built-in or external)

System Technical Requirements

Student computers must have the following system recommendations:

Computer Internet


2 GHz or higher



Minimum 512kbps download/upload (Canvas)
Minimum 1mbps upload (Zoom)



1 GB or higher


Google Chrome (79 and higher)

Mozilla Firefox (73 and higher)

Microsoft Edge (79 and higher)

Safari (12 and higher)

Respondus Lockdown*

* Refer to this page for additional information about the requirements for Lockdown Browser.

Screen Resolution

1280 x 1024 minimum recommended

Operating System

Windows 8 and newer

macOS 10.12 and newer

ChromeOS 79 and newer

iOS 12 and newer

Android 5 and newer



Tech Support

If you need any assistance with the requirements needed for your students, please contact the Virtual Arkansas Technology department either by email ( or by phone (870-637-1011), during hours of availability.

Hours of Availability
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.