Hardware Requirements for Worldwide Courses
To support your academic success, Embry-Riddle Worldwide recommends purchasing a new desktop or laptop computer at the start of your program. Discount opportunities for computers are available through our preferred vendor Dell.
ERAU does NOT recommend the use of mobile devices such as Android or iPhones, tablets, or Chromebooks for taking or teaching classes at ERAU. They have limited functionality and may not allow you to install or use tools required for some classes.
The table has the recommended hardware requirements for your computer while taking Worldwide courses at Embry-Riddle. Additional hardware information for Canvas and EagleVision (using Zoom). Mac users will need to visit the Mac Users page of this guide for additional requirements.
Below lists the minimum requirements to take any courses in Canvas. For most programs, we highly recommend that your computer be no more than 3 years old in order to properly run course specific software.
|Name||Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|Operating System||Windows 10 or higher, Mac OS 11 or higher||Windows 11 or higher, Mac OS 13 or higher|
|Processor||2.5 GHz||i7-7700 Quad Core 3.6 GHz or higher|
|RAM||8 GB||16 GB or more|
|Monitor Resolution||1024 x 768, 32 bit color||1280 x 1024, 32 bit color|
|Video||Integrated Graphics||2 GB video card
Dedicated video memory rather than integrated is recommended for engineering students.
|Hard Drive||120 GB||256 GB or more|
|Sound||16 bit sound card and speakers||32 bit sound card and speakers|
|Internet Connection||1.5 Mbps download and 800 kbps upload
Note: For the best experience, EagleVision courses require use of a wired internet connection.
|3 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload|
|Web Camera||Built-in webcam||External webcam
(recommended: Logitech HD Pro C920)
|Headset with Microphone||A headset with microphone is required for most courses, tutoring, and/or
(Example: Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset (JUG-00013)
Not sure what operating system or internet speed you have? Perform a free Computer Check.
Canvas and EagleVision using Zoom Requirements
Online course content and activities are hosted in the Canvas learning management system. Review the Canvas computer specifications to ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements. If you are enrolled in an EagleVision course, the Zoom System Requirements page lists the minimum requirements for running the virtual meeting software.
- A quad core processor or higher is recommended for screen sharing in EagleVision.
- To use the EagleVision (Zoom) virtual backgrounds, be sure to review the Zoom Virtual Background guide. A green screen or additional system configurations may be needed; more information is available in the Zoom Virtual Background System Requirements guide.