What are the computer specifications for Arc?

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This is a list of basic computer system requirements to use Arc. It is always recommended to use the most up-to-date versions and better connections. Arc will still run with the minimum specifications, but you may experience slower loading times.

Screen Size

Arc is best viewed at a minimum resolution of 800x600.

Operating Systems

  • Windows 8.1 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS

Computer Speed and Processor

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor

Internet Speed

  • Along with compatibility and web standards, Arc has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments
  • Minimum of 512kbps

Screen Readers

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • There is no screen reader support for Arc in Chrome

Supported Browsers

Arc supports the same browsers as Canvas and Bridge.

Note: Arc webcam capture is only supported by Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Arc on Mobile Devices

The Arc interface is optimized for desktop displays and is not officially supported on mobile browsers.

Mobile Browsers

Visit the Apple store or the Play store to download mobile browsers. The following major browsers are compatible with mobile devices:


  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Photon Flash Player (supports Flash


  • Internet
  • Firefox
  • Chrome

Note: Android default browser varies per mobile device.

Canvas Mobile Operating System Native App Support

  • iOS 7 and newer (versions vary by device)
  • Android 4.2 and newer
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