Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

EAGLE Computer Requirements

Compatible Browsers

RVC EAGLE is functional with four web browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari (just the Mac version).  Firefox seems to be the most stable and functional web browser available that works with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Internet Explorer
  To download the latest version of Internet Explorer, click here.

Mozilla Firefox
  To download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox, click here.

Google Chrome
  To download the latest version of Google Chrome, click here.

Mac Safari
  To download the latest version of Mac Safari, click here.


Other Required software

RVC EAGLE needs certain programs in order to display the content properly.  All of these downloads are FREE.  When downloading the software, please remember to uncheck any extra items you are prompted to install in the during the process, such as toolbars or browsers.

Adobe Reader - Adobe Reader allows you to view certain documents on your computer that are made in the PDF format.  To download the latest version of Adobe Reader, click here.

Java - Java allows to you perform certain functions on EAGLE such as chat with classmates, some of the interactive tools, and many more things.  To download the latest version of Java, click here.

Media Players

EAGLE may have videos made in various formats, so it is important to have all the required media players installed on your computer in order to view those properly.

Windows Media Player
To download the latest version of Windows Media Player, click here.

Flash Player
  To download the latest version of Flash Player, click here.

Shockwave Player
  To download the latest version of Shockwave Player, click here.

QuickTime Player
  To download the latest version of QuickTime Player, click here.

Keep this information in mind so you

Computer Specifications

EAGLE and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Screen Size

  • A minimum of 1024x600. That is the average size of a netbook. You probably won't want to view EAGLE on a smaller screen than that.

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP SP3 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS

Mobile OS Native App Support

  • iOS 5 and newer
  • Android 2.3 and newer

Computer Speed and Processor

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor

Internet Speed

  • Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
  • Minimum of 512kbps

Screen Readers

  • The latest versions of JAWS and VoiceOver

Browsers EAGLE Supports:

Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. As of March 30, 2013,  the following browsers and Flash versions are supported:

We highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser you are using as well as the most up-to-date plug-ins.

Required Plug-ins:

To use all the features of Canvas, it's required that you download the plug-ins necessary for your computer. If you just downloaded a new browser, you don't need to worry about this, because the internet browser is up to date. If you already have one of the recommended browsers, it would be a good idea to make sure everything is current. Below is a list of plug-ins that you need.

     Adobe Flash    

     Adobe reader    


Adobe Flash

Adobe Reader


Adobe Reader
Usually required to read PDF files. 

 A free program that makes it possible for many communication features to work effectively. For example, Chat applets work on the Java platform. Without Java, Chat applications will not work in Canvas