Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.
- Find the current computer specifications for Canvas on the Canvas guides.
- Which browsers does Canvas support?
On mobile devices, Canvas is designed to be used within Canvas mobile apps, please download the Canvas mobile applications.
- Canvas Student App: This app provides access to Canvas while on the go. Depending on your device, not all Canvas features may be available on the app at this time. View Canvas Student mobile features by version and device.
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 email account
Shoreline Community College requires student use of college-assigned go.shoreline.edu e-mail accounts for Canvas and Wi-Fi and 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.