If you are planning on buying a new computer, most BVC programs require:

  • Mid-tier Windows or Mac computer (running the latest operating system and all recent security patches)
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • High-speed internet connection
  • For a better experience with online meetings, we recommend using a computer that has a minimum dual-core processor and 8.0 GB RAM (or higher)

Chromebooks/tablets are not recommended and may not support all the software/services you need to participate in your classes.

Some departments/programs (ie: School of Technology, Centre for Entertainment Arts) may have specific computer requirements. We recommend that you speak to your department about tech requirements before purchasing a new device.

Microsoft Teams Requirements

  • Windows: Windows 10 or 11. Older Windows computers may be able to use the web version of Teams
  • Mac: Microsoft Teams will only work on the last 3 most recent versions of MacOS. Older Macs may be able to use the web version of Teams.
    • Click on the Apple support page to learn more, or talk to a family member, friend, or Mac expert to get help upgrading your computer. 

Recommended internet browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari

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Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6


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