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Technology Requirements at Sterling Academy

There are certain pieces of hardware and operating systems which work best with our curriculum. Review them below. 

At Sterling Academy we use an online learning management system called Canvas, which connects our teachers and students with all the digital tools we use. Within Canvas we use online curriculum from Edgenuity. These programs enable us to provide the outstanding range of interactive, multi-media course presentations that make our online high school more engaging and interesting. Below is listed the technology requirements for both systems.

Technology RequirementsAs of June 2016, Canvas supports*:

  • Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
  • Google Chrome 50 and 51
  • Safari 8 and 9
  • Firefox 46 and 47 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 20 and 21 (for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
Minimum requirements for Edgenuity are:
  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 11
  • QuickTime Player 7
  • Java Virtual Machine 1.7
You will need an internet connection with a download speed of at least 1.5Mbps. Anything slower will cause videos to stutter and other aspects to work improperly. Edgenuity says students need to have a sound card, speakers, microphone (or headset with microphone) and at least:
  • Windows XP or Mac 10.6
  • 2 GHz processor speed (recommended)
  • 1024 X 768 display resolution

We have a complete PDF list that shows which courses are fully compatible on tablets, which are partially compatible, or not compatible.

*The rule that Canvas goes by for browser support is that they will only support the two latest versions.  While it may be possible to use an older version of a browser, some things may not work properly on older versions.