Supported Browsers

Canvas works best with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Keep your browser up-to-date to guarantee compatibility with Canvas. You can check (and update) your browser by visiting We do not recommend using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari. You can use a browser or the web app to access Canvas from a mobile device, but neither option works well for submitting assignments. If you need to submit an assignment, participate in a discussion, or complete a quiz, we highly encourage you to access the course from a computer.

Canvas currently uses Flash to display certain content, and you may require Adobe Reader or Microsoft Office to download and open documents or files from your instructor. You may check your current versions of Flash and Adobe, as well as update them, by visiting

View a full list of technical requirements, including supported browsers, required plug-ins, and security settings from the Canvas Guides.