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Computer Requirements & Support


Online class activities include live meetings and other events for which audio and video conferencing are required. Students are encouraged to have access to webcams and headsets in order to participate in these sessions.

What internet browser will I need to take these online courses?

e-Learning in Canvas requires one of the following web browsers:

  • Firefox (Windows, Macintosh, or Linux) – free download
  • Netscape 8 (this is the same as Firefox) or other Mozilla browsers
  • Internet Explorer for Windows, version 6 or higher – available through Windows update

You may also require additional plugins (Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Real Player, etc.), depending on the resources you’re using.

Other web browsers such as Safari, Opera, and Konqueror are known to have minor incompatibilities. Older web browsers such as Netscape 4.8 or Internet Explorer 5.5 or earlier (for Windows or Macintosh) will not work.

Where can I go for computer support?

Online help for Canvas (the computer application used to run the online courses) is available at the UF E-Learning Help page.

For more computer trouble shooting tips and login advice, please email the UF Help Desk at helpdesk@ufl.edu or call (352) 392-HELP.

Will a slow typist get behind in class?

The only time a slow typist may have a little trouble is in a chat session, but even this disadvantage is not a big deal. Otherwise, slow typists should do fine, even though they may of course require a little more time to finish some assignments and/or projects.

Will I need a University of Florida email account for these online courses?

Yes. You will be given instructions on how to create your UF email account once you have been registered for the course.

See the UF Student Computing Requirement Page for additional requirements.