Using webCampus Guide

webCampus System Requirements

Operating systems

Recommended:  Windows 7, 8, or 10, Mac OSX 10.7+

Mobile devices:  At present, due to the marginal performance of the My Moodle app, we recommend that on a mobile device you login to webCampus using a normal web browser (Chrome or Firefox recommended). This is particularly important if you are completing an assessment or activity that has a grading component.

For DC Students only: See our Digital Device Requirements page on the UWS site.


Computer Requirements

RAM: 4GB (minimum) -- Most every computer on the market will have 4 GB minimum / 8 GB or more (recommended for multi-tasking)

Recommended CPU:  1.8 GHz or higher (minimum) / Any dual core or quad core CPU recommended (required for Panopto) 

Peripherals:

For online programs, students need the following:

  1. Either a built-in camera or a camera connected to your computer (needed for online proctored exams)
  2. Microphone and speakers, or headset combination - the latter is recommended for best audio quality and noise reduction.


Internet speed

Use a broadband connection (500 Kbit/sec or faster, preferably 1 mb/s or faster) via cable, DSL, T1/T2, or USB wireless modem. This will ensure that you can view videos and online presentations. Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended.


Internet browsers

Please use recent versions of Mozilla Firefox (Windows, Mac), or Google Chrome (Windows, Mac).

Note:

  • Firefox is the recommended browser to use on Windows computers to access webCampus. Internet Explorer and Edge are not recommended.
  • Be aware that add-ons and toolbars can adversely affect a browser's performance.


Settings

We recommend that the following be enabled in your browser for webCampus:

  • Pop-ups (in both web browser and security software):  If you leave pop-ups disabled, please add exceptions for https://webcampus.uws.edu. If you do not know how to do that, you can find instructions at this wikiHow page.
  • Cookies:  If you disable cookies, please add the same exceptions in your browser security settings.


Plug-ins and Resources

We recommend that you update to the latest versions of the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Panopto viewing requirements

Recorded lectures are provided by Panopto, a video platform service. Panopto requires industry-standard PC hardware components. Please treat the following configurations as the recommended baseline system configurations.

Microsoft

Windows 7 and above

Apple

Mac OS X 10.11 and above (PPC-based NOT supported)

iOS 6+

Processor

1.8 GHz or higher

Memory

1 GB

Network Bandwidth

50 Kbps for audio-only presentations. 300 Kbps for presentations with one video stream, audio, PowerPoint and screen capture. 500 Kbps for presentations with multiple video streams.

Applications

HTML 5 (Flash for Sarari 10)

Supported Browsers

Panopto supports the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer (11), Firefox, and Safari

Note: Flash is required to view videos on Safari 10.