Technical Requirements

General Requirements

Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.


On mobile devices, Canvas is designed to be used within Canvas mobile apps, please download the Canvas mobile applications.

Since Canvas uses small elements of Flash, not all Canvas features may be supported on mobile devices, especially on iOS. However, Canvas offers limited support for native mobile browsers on tablet devices. For additional details, please view the limited-support mobile browser guidelines.

Shoreline Network Account

Shoreline Community College provides students with a network account which is used to log into Canvas, campus wifi, and on-campus computer labs.


Other than a web browser, the minimum software you will typically need is Office 365.

Some courses will require you to have additional software, or to purchase course-specific software or "keys" to access online course software. These are typically listed as textbook requirements and are available through the bookstore.