Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

You will need a certain minimum computer equipment in order to participate in our classes.

Operating system  
  • Mac OS X or Mac OS 10.10 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher
  • Linux: Mint 17.1, Ubuntu 12.04, OpenSUSE 13.2 and higher
 
Processor Minimum requirement is Intel i3 or comparable (e.g., AMD Ryzen 3); i5 and higher or comparable is recommended, especially when working with videoconference applications like Zoom.
Working memory (RAM) 4 GB or higher is recommended
Disk space 256 Gb or more, a SSD is recommended (as it is faster) but not mandatory.
Video-Out HDMI
Network connection

Wired or wireless 600 kbps is a minimum, 1.5 Mbps or higher is recommended for video-based online interaction and collaboration (802.11 G)

Mobile 3G or 4G

Internet browser In general, recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari will work fine. Please note that Internet Explorer 11 and Edge do not work well for all applications. When you experience a problem, first try if using a different browser solves it.
Other hardware

A webcam, either built-in to your computer or one that connects via USB

Speakers and a microphone, either built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

For more tool-specific requirements, also see:

Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

Canvas: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10720-67952720329

 

If you do not possess the necessary IT and internet equipment you are recommended to purchase. If you have insufficient means to do so you can apply for financial support with Erasmus Trustfonds: https://www.eur.nl/en/news-calendar/dossiers/corona#i-dont-have-enough-financial-resources-to-buy-it-facilities-how-can-i-can-i-attend-online-education