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TWU’s current minimum recommended specs for new personal computers are as follows:

  • CPU: Intel i5
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM normal drive or 128GB SSD (solid-state drive)
  • Wireless card: compatible with “a/b/g” networks

It is highly recommended that you install an antivirus program immediately on all computers, whether Windows or Apple, as they both can be easily infected with viruses and malware. Visit the TWU Technology Service Desk for information.

Note: Some courses may have additional and/or alternate computer requirements. Please check with the academic department.


  • Access to the Internet via an Internet service provider of your choice.
  • For compatible web browser information, please consult the browser support websites for Blackboard or Canvas.


Since Blackboard and Canvas are web-based, there is no need to download any special software on your computer to access the system. However, you will need the following:

page last updated 7/20/2016 11:53 AM