CHS Technology Requirements
Students may use a computer, tablet, or other mobile device to access their courses and review lessons. A computer and software program such as Microsoft Office or Open Office will be necessary to complete required assessments in the courses.
For best performance, you should access Canvas with a computer that supports the most recent browser versions. It is recommended to use a computer five years old or newer with at least 1GB of RAM.
Canvas only requires an operating system that can run the latest compatible web browsers. Your computer operating system should be kept up to date with the latest recommended security updates and upgrades.
- Chrome 94 and 95
- Firefox 92 and 93 (Extended Releases are not supported)
- Edge 94 and 95
- Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
- Safari 14 and 15 (Macintosh only)
Canvas on Mobile Devices
The Canvas interface was optimized for desktop displays, so using small form factors such as phones may not be a pleasant experience in using Canvas. For the best user experience, please download the Canvas mobile applications. The Canvas mobile applications require Android 6.0 or later and iOS 13.0 or later.
Canvas offers limited support for native mobile browsers on tablet devices. For additional details, please reference the limited-support mobile browser guidelines.
- Safari (default browser with limited Canvas support)
- Chrome (default browser with limited Canvas support)*
- Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
- It is recommended to have a minimum Internet speed of 512kbps.
CHS Online courses are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 800 x 600. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app.
Software programs such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, and Google Docs & Sheets may be necessary to complete some assessments. Microsoft can be purchased at https://www.office.com or local retailers. OpenOffice works with many operating systems and is free to download – http://www.openoffice.org You can learn more about Google Docs here, and Google Sheets here.
Audio & Recording Device
Speakers or Headphones with microphone capabilities may be necessary to complete some assessments
A media player may be necessary to playback recordings and video lessons. Most computers come equipped with a media player. If not, you may download a media player here for no cost – www.real.com