Hardware and Software Requirements

All online courses require access to the Internet.  Instructors must have their own Internet Service Provider, or may access the courses by using one of the college's computers.

  • Access to a fairly new computer
  • Reliable internet access
  • Canvas supported browsers and Operating Systems
  • Canvas supports the latest two versions of browsers
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Course-specific software


Instructors can request a GCCCD email account. Important college information is often transmitted this way.  

Some instructors use an outside account for online classes.
     Links to sign up for free email accounts:
          Gmail (recommended)

Another common practice is to forward your GCCCD email to an outside account.

Download Center

The Download Center has links to free software, including different browsers.