Online Schooling System Requirements

Below is listed the basic technical requirements needed to successfully operate the instructional technology used by LUOA. Please be advised that the specifications below are the minimum requirements. It is recommended that users exceed the minimum requirements whenever possible in order to achieve the best available user experience.

Hardware Requirements


Computers are preferably 5 years old or newer. At this time, we cannot guarantee an optimal user experience with a Netbook, Chromebook, or mobile device, including tablets.

Processor    2GHz or more

Elementary requires Intel Core2 2.4GHz

Memory    2GB of RAM or more

Screen    1024×768 resolution or higher / 32 bit color or higher

Internet    High-speed broadband internet / 1–2 Mbps or more per concurrent user

Media & Printing

Printer    Required (especially in Elementary)

Scanner    Required

High-resolution photos taken from a phone or tablet camera are accepted as long as the content is clearly visible, discernable, and legible

Webcam    Required

Can be included in phone or tablet

Microphone    Required

Can be included in phone or tablet

Software Requirements

Operating Systems

PC - Windows 7 or newer - may need to download Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit in Canvas

Mac - Mac OS X 10.9 or newer

Web Browsers

As a general rule, please always use the most up-to-date version of your web browser available.


Google Chrome (Recommended)


Safari (Not recommended)

Not Guaranteed:  

Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge

Required Software

The following software and browser settings are required for the successful use of LUOA’s instructional technologies. Please note that all required software is available free of charge.

Note: LUOA makes Microsoft Office 365 available to all LUOA students free of charge.

Web Browser    Google Chrome OR Mozilla Firefox (free)

MS Office    Microsoft Office Suit, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (free through LU)

Adobe Flash    Adobe Flash Player, most up-to-date version (free)

Flash Player must be enabled in the browser settings as it is required by some software vendors

Adobe Reader    Adobe Reader is required to view some PDF documents (free)

Java    JavaScript must be enabled in the browser settings (free)

Java plugin may be required for some features

Next Start Date

June 25, 2018

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