Technical Requirements

What do you need to get started with EBUS? Here’s a helpful list of the hardware and software,and internet requirements you’ll need to connect with our online learning centre.

Minimum System Requirements

Families/students are responsible for providing their own devices on which to work.

While it is possible to use a tablet or a phone to access our learning management system, it is recommended to use a full computer, either a laptop or a desktop.

Below you will find a list of minimum technical requirements needed for maximum compatibility with our learning management system and associated software that we use.

Minimum System Requirements

  • 1 GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor (2010 or newer)
  • 2 GB Ram or more
  • 20 GB hard drive
  • The newer the computer, the smoother and quicker things will run. The minimum system described here will probably result in a slow user experience and have some frustrations. It is recommended to have a newer system, 5 years or younger.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Mac: OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later
  • Linux: 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04+, Debian 9+, openSUSE 13.3+, Fedora Linux 24+ or later

Web Browser

At least one of the following browsers required.

  • Google Chrome 
    • This is the preferred browser for our learning management system and most web-based apps we use
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Any other recent browser
  • Please note: Some browsers, specifically Safari, may not render content adequately depending on the plugins installed on individual computers or restrictions imposed on such by pop up blockers, virus scanners or firewalls.


  •  EBUS students receive a Microsoft Office 365 account during their time with our program; students should contact their course teacher for more information.
  • Word and PowerPoint are preferred.
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® to view PDF files
  • We are a Microsoft based district, as such we cannot process Mac Pages documents.

Internet Connection

  • High speed connection (minimum 500 Kbps upload and 1.2 Mbps download recommended.)
  • Please note: You are responsible for obtaining an Internet service provider.  Connectivity issues due to ISP bandwidth limiting or interference are not within the control of EBUS Academy.  If you experience such issues, please contact your ISP.

Other  Hardware

Some courses may require:

  • Printer
  • Headset & Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Scanner, scanner app (such as CamScanner) or device that can create a PDF file or picture (JPG file)
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