Minimum Technical Requirements

Component Type

PC (Windows OS)

Apple (macOS)

Operating System

Windows 10 or newer

macOS High Sierra (10.13) or newer

Antivirus Software

Strongly recommended for everyone

Strongly recommended for everyone


802.11n or better

802.11n or better

Important Notes:

  • A laptop is recommended when attending on-campus classes. Be sure to compare the laptop configuration to the requirement listed above.

  • A Chromebook (Chrome OS), iPad (iOS), and Microsoft Surface RT do not meet the minimum requirements for coursework at Baker College.  These offer limited functionality and do not work with some course technologies. They are not acceptable as the only device for your coursework.  While these devices are convenient and may be utilized for some course functions, they cannot be your primary device.

  • Canvas supports multiple Internet browsers. Please visit the Canvas Supported Browsers webpage for information on the appropriate Canvas web browsers and settings.

  • A web cam, microphone, and speakers are required. Please check the Baker College bookstore for additional details. 

Individual courses may have additional requirements. Please check the Baker College bookstore for specific curriculum / course requirements.

Office 365 for Education is available free of charge to all Baker College students and faculty.  Please visit the Baker College Office 365 article for details.

Optional Accessories:

  • Many laptops on the market today do not include CD / DVD drives. While some courses do not utilize CD / DVD content, this is a good accessory to have and is strongly recommended.

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