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What are the basic technology requirements for WorldClassRoom?

WorldClassRoom will run with the minimum system specifications, but it is always recommended to use the most up-to-date computer and browsers.  Canvas supports the two latest versions of any browser; however, it is highly recommended that you have the latest version of the browser installed for the optimal experience.

  • Recommended: Firefox 45 or 46
  • Recommended: Chrome 50 or newer
  • Safari 8 or 9
  • Internet Explorer 11 and Edge

You must have JavaScript enabled in the browser you are utilizing.


Flash is required to record and upload audio/video in WorldClassRoom.


The versions of Flash which are currently supported are 20 and 21.


The Java plug-in is NOT required for the majority of course activities in WorldClassRoom. However, if you want to share screens in Conferences, you'll still need the Java plug-in.

The latest version of Java is available for download here.

Computer Specifications
Screen Size WorldClassRoom is best viewed at a minimum of 800x600, which is the average size of a notebook computer. WCR can also be viewed on smaller screens, such as a tablet or a mobile phone.
Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 or newer
  • Linux
  • ChromeOS
Mobile OS Native App Support
  • iOS 7 or higher
  • Android 4.2 or higher
Computer Speed and Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor
Internet Speed

WorldClassRoom works well for most* Internet connections. We recommend you access WorldClassRoom through DSL, Broadband, or another high speed internet service.

* Dial up is not recommended.

Screen Readers The latest versions of JAWS, VoiceOver, NVDA

A WebCam and Microphone is required to record video and audio in WorldClassRoom.

If you wish to record video or audio but you do not have a built-in WebCam and Mic on your computer, tablet, or cell phone, you may opt to purchase one for recording purposes. (Commercially available WebCams and microphones will work.)

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