Technical Requirements

General Requirements


Find the most up-to-date technical requirements on the Canvas Guides


Basic Computer Specifications

Browser Requirements




Canvas does work with various mobile devices however it is important to note that the Mobile apps do not offer the same level of experience or security that you would get with a laptop or desktop computer. We strongly recommend you complete any assignment, test, or quiz on a more stable internet connection using a laptop or desktop.


Mobile Phone Student Guide

Mobile Tablet Student Guide

Useful Links and Downloads


Flash Player


Acrobat Reader



Internet Explorer





Other than an Internet Browser, typically the are minimum software you will need is a word processing software. The standard word processor used by Clark College is Microsoft Word. You can purchase this for a discounted student price at the Clark College Bookstore.


Some courses will require you to have additional software, or to purchase course-specific software or "keys" to access online software. These are typically listed as textbook requirements and are available through the bookstore.


Smart Penguin


For Clark specific technical requirements and know technical issues, visit the Smart Penguin Tech Blog.