Technical Requirements


Technical Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • A broadband internet connection (Cable/DSL/Satellite)
  • A personal Windows PC or Intel-based Mac computer

Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Speakers or headphones
  • A webcam and headphones are recommended

Mac OS:

  • Version 10.13 (High Sierra or higher)
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • A webcam and speakers are incorporated into all Macs


  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage

NOTE: To fully participate in 100% online courses, a PC, Mac, or Chromebook is recommended. A mobile device is insufficient for the demands of UCCS online courses.



Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers for accessing the Canvas Learning Management System.

Recommended Equipment:

  • Webcam
  • Headset microphone (if no webcam)

If you are considering purchasing a computer, please contact the UCCS Computing Help Desk for hardware and software discount information.

You are required to use your UCCS student e-mail account for your online course. UCCS e-mail is accessible 24/7 from any computer with a web browser.

Access and use the UCCS Office 365 system for UCCS student e-mail.