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Hardware

Minimum Requirements

Recommended

Processor Speed

2 GHz

2.7 GHz or better

CPU Memory (RAM)

1 GB

4 GB or greater

Monitor Resolution 

1024 x 768; color

1280 x 800; color

Video/Sound Card

16 MB VRAM, 16-bit sound card

64 MB VRAM, 24-bit sound card

Internet Connection

1.5 mbps

3+ mbps

Printer

Not required

Graphics-capable; inkjet or laser

Accessories 

Speakers

Webcam with mic (1280×720 resolution preferred). Note: A webcam with mic is required if choosing to take proctored exam(s) through the ProctorU Auto service.

Software

Minimum Requirements

Recommended

Operating System 

Windows 7 and newer

Mac OSX 10.6 and newer

Linux – chromeOS

Unix is not supported currently

Windows 10 users may need to install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments.

Browser 

Chrome – latest version (Note: Chrome is required if choosing to take proctored exam(s) through the ProctorU Auto service)

Firefox – latest version

Internet Explorer 11 (functional support) and Edge 40 and 41

Safari 10 and 11 (Macintosh only)

Be sure to check current browser support for Canvas

Word Processing 

Microsoft Office 365 – Free for enrolled OTC students. Visit portal.office.com to download.

Microsoft Office 365 – Free for enrolled OTC students. Visit portal.office.com to download.

Virus Protection

Updated virus protection software, such as Windows Defender, McAfee, Norton, Bitdefender Free,. etc.

Malware Protection

Updated malware/spyware protection, such as Malwarebytes Free, Avast Free, etc.

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