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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 34 or newer
  • Recommended: Chrome 39 or newer
  • Safari 7 or newer
  • Internet Explorer 10 or newer (users may experience errors with IE 7, 8, or 9, which are not supported)

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 10 and 11.

The latest version of Flash Player is available for download here.


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 works best with the screen size of 1024x600 or larger. WCR can also be viewed on smaller screens, such as a tablet or a mobile phone.
Operating Systems
  • Windows XP SP3 or newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 or newer
  • Linux
  • ChromeOS
Mobile OS Native App Support
  • iOS 5 or higher
  • Android 2.3 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 and VoiceOver

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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