Information Technology

Student Technical Requirements

Computer: Either a PC or Macintosh:

  • Operating System:
  • PC: Windows 7 or later
  • Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
  • Storage HD space: Enough storage space for your files (this could be on your C: drive, flash drive, online storage, etc.)
  • Drivers: All audio and video drivers must be current
  • Webcam and headset with microphone strongly recommended


  • Microsoft Office (or software that can save in Office formats)
  • Web Browser: Latest version of web browser, as updated here:
  • Updated Flash player
  • Windows Media Player or QuickTime player

Internet (upload) Speed:

Upload speed should be 2 Mbps (Megabits per second) or faster. Please check with your ISP to determine your upload speed, or visit

Email, Canvas, and Technical Issues Information:

Please take time to become familiar with Canvas prior to class. While it may be only a few months since you have worked with Canvas, there are continuing updates. Become familiar with all of the opportunities provided by Regina Library for your academic success.  The librarians will be more than willing to assist you. All email communication must be on Rivier University email.  You may also use the message function in Canvas.

If you need assistance on any IT related issues, below are some helpful methods of gaining assistance: