Technology Requirements for Online Classes

Online and Hybrid courses at VIU may use one or more of VIU’s learning technologies: VIULearn, Zoom, VIUBlogs, and VIUTube. In order to be successful using these tools, all students and instructors must have access to technology that meets or exceeds the specifications below. These specifications are minimum requirements. Please note that many of our learning technologies are supported and updated by software vendors. These vendors may adjust the specifications they support at any time.

Internet Connection Requirements

Type Speed (up/down) Additional Notes
Wired, Wireless 800kbps/1.0Mbps For high-quality video
Mobile (3G, LTE) Varies Depending on the network quality and availability
Wireless for Zoom 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps Gallery view and/or 720p HD video
  2.5Mbps (up/down) Receiving 1080p HD video
  3.0 Mbps (up/down) Sending 1080p HD video

Required Devices

  • Speakers or headphones and a microphone
  • A webcam
  • The latest version of a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari)
    • Note: Some features of VIUTube require a computer (rather than tablet or mobile phone) and WebRTC, which is not currently supported by Safari

Supported Operating Systems and Hardware Requirements


Operating System Minimum Requirements
Windows Windows 10 or 11 (64 bit)
Mac macOS Montery (12.x) or later
Memory 8 GB RAM
Storage 5 GB available hard drive space
Quad Core 2Ghz or Higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) or
Apple M1 Processor
Screen resolution 1024 X 768 (100% scale)

Tablet/Smart Phone

Device Requirements
Surface Pro Surface Pro 2 or higher running Win 10 or higher
Windows Tablets Windows 10 Home, Pro or Enterprise
iOS and Android devices Latest major operating system release
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