Technical Specifications for Using Canvas Free


Canvas Free

 We using the platform Canvas Free for the asynchronous course activities. If you do not have an account with Canvas Free, you’re required to set one up for this virtual training (we’ll send you an invite once you register for the training to create this account). The Canvas Free platform will have a module for all the materials you will need for this training, e.g., the training manual, online discussions, quizzes, training evaluation, and extra resources. The system requirement is as follow:

Screen Size:

Canvas is best viewed at a minimum resolution of 800×600. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, the recommendation is using the Canvas mobile app.

Operating systems:

  • Windows 7 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.10 and newer
  • Linux – chromeOS

Mobile operating system Native app support:

As of January 5, 2019, Android apps require version 5.0 or later and iOS apps require version 12 or later. All Android and iOS both support the two most recent versions of their respective operating systems.

Computer speed and processor:

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor

Internet speed:

Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas accommodate low bandwidth environments, but it has a Minimum of 512kbps

Screen readers:

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Firefox)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome


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