Technology Requirements

Technical computer requirements for Galen College of Nursing courses are as follows. For assistance verifying that your computer meets the minimum requirements and is configured properly, please contact technical support by email at

For more support information, visit Galen’s support page.

Canvas Requirements

System requirements:

Browser requirements:


Other Technology Requirements

For a snapshot of online course requirements along with other Galen system requirements, please review the following:

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or 7 preferred.
  • Mac OSX or higher

Computer Memory

  • 4GB RAM or higher

Additional Hardware

  • CD ROM drive
  • 20 GB of available hard‐disk space
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Webcam

Recommended Technology

  • Smartphone or Tablet

Word processor and other desktop programs

Other requirements

Additional Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Broadband or Cable (recommended)

Web browser


  • Screen resolution 1024 x 768 or greater recommended

Browser Plugins

If you alternate between different web browsers, you will need to ensure your plugins are up to date in both browsers.

up arrow