Hardware Specs

Stevens Minimum Requirements for PC and Mac


System Requirements 


  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) 
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth 
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in, or an HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card 


  • JavaScript must be enabled 


Supported Browsers


  • Windows: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+ 

Note: Some features in the Zoom web client are not supported on IE. 

  • Mac: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+ 
  • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+ 


Best practice: You are highly encouraged to use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for the best user experience. You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. 

  • Chrome 86 and 87 
  • Firefox 82 and 83 
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements
  • Safari 13 and 14 

Bandwidth Requirements


  • Wired broadband connection is recommended  
  • 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video 
  • For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down) 
  • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5mbps (up/down) 
  • Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0 Mbps (up/down) 


  • 512kbps 


Supported Tablet and Mobile Devices


  • Surface PRO 2 or higher 
    • Running Win 8.1 or higher 

Note: Tablets running Windows 10 must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported. 

  • iOS 
    • Safari  
    • Chrome 
    • Photon Flash Player (supports Flash) 
  • Android 
    • Chrome  
    • Internet 
    • Firefox 


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 


More information about Canvas system requirements  

More information about Canvas Learning Management System is available in this Stevens Knowledge Base article

More information about using Zoom in Canvas for teaching and learning is available in this Stevens Knowledge Base article