Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements Check - will check your computer and show you your current, as well as the recommended, settings. The online learning management systems we use are:

  • Canvas
  • Moodle

 Recommended minimum technical requirements:



  • Computer running Windows XP SP3 and  newer or Apple Macintosh® computer running OSX 10.6 and newer
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor
  • A minimum screen size of 1024x768, the average size of a netbook

Mobile devices

If you want to view Canvas (the learning management system) on a device with a smaller screen we recommend downloading the Canvas mobile app on to your device. The apps are supported on:

  • iOS 7 and newer
  • Android 4.0.3 and newer.

Go to Canvas guides for details:

iOS Phone app | iOS Tablet app

Android Phone app | Android Tablet app

Canvas Mobile guides.

Internet connection

 Download speed minimum: 512 kb/s

Internet browsers

Internet Explorer 10+

Firefox 29+

Chrome 35 and 36

Safari 6 and 7

PDF reader

Adobe® PDF Reader 8.0 or above to open and use downloadable learning resources. If you haven’t got this plug-in you can download and install the latest free version from Adobe®

Word processor

Microsoft® Word 2007 or a similar word processing program to create, open and view resources.

Screen readers

(for visually impaired learners)

  • JAWS 14 or 15 for Internet Explorer 11+ and Firefox 27
  • Latest version of VoiceOver for Safari

Note: There is no screen reader support for Chrome.

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