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Technology Requirements


The technology requirements vary slightly for campus and online courses.  Below is information for every level of technology requirement.

The Official UF Policy on the Student Computer Requirement


College Specific Requirements


Additional Requirements for Any Students Taking Online Courses


Hardware

Software

Internet Service

  • A computing device that meets or exceeds the minimum technical requirements of UF, the College of Public Health and Health Professions (as described above) and for e-Learning in Canvas and ProctorU (as described below)
    • Must have administration permissions on the device (particularly during exams)
  • A webcam
  • A headset with earphones and microphone
  • For certain courses, you will also need some form of video capture device
  • Software, browser, components, and privacy settings that meet or exceed the minimum requirements of UF, the College of Public Health and Health Professions (as described above) and for e-Learning in Canvas and ProctorU (as described below)
  • Acrobat Reader
  • A media player such as Microsoft Media Player
  • Antivirus protection
  • Some courses will require additional software downloads during the course
  • Internet service that meets or exceeds the minimum technical requirements of UF, the College of Public Health and Health Professions (as described above) and for e-Learning in Canvas and ProctorU (as described below)
  • Broadband is strongly recommended

e-Learning in Canvas Technical Requirements


What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?

Which browsers does Canvas support?

What accessibility options does Canvas support?

  • Please click here for the Supported Browsers.
    • Information about supported browsers, components and privacy settings are outlined at the link.
    • Along with the most recent version of a popular browser, you will need up-to-date versions of Flash and Java.
    • You may also need to adjust your browser privacy settings.

ProctorU (Online Proctoring Service) Technical Requirements


What are the basic computer specifications for ProctorU?

Which browsers does Canvas support?

How can I test my system before an exam?