Rock Valley College

EAGLE Computer Requirements

Keep this information in mind so you will be able to insure your computers compatibility. It is your responsibility to maintain your computers functionality with EAGLE during the course of the semester.

Mobile Browser Support

What are the limited-support guidelines for mobile browsers on tablet devices? This is information for using a webbrowser on a phone. If you are going use a mobile device for your course please use the CANVAS app which can be found at your devices store.

Mobile OS Native App Support

  • Android 6.0 or later
  • iOS 13.0 or later


Computer Specifications

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

Screen Size
  • A minimum of 1024 x 600. That is the average size of a netbook. You probably won't want to view EAGLE on a smaller screen than that.
Computer Speed and Processor
  • Use a computer 4 years old or newer when possible
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor
Internet Speed
  • Minimum of 512 kbps
Screen Readers
  • The latest versions of JAWS and VoiceOver
  • There is no screen reader support for Chrome
Browsers EAGLE Supports

Canvas supports the last two versions of every* browser release:

  • Chrome 
  • Firefox 
  • Safari 

*Note (Internet Explorer and Microsoft edge are not recomended)

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 reader    



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


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.

Download the latest versions of popular media players: