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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Hardware and Software Requirements

Both Internet and Hybrid courses require ready access to a computer that meets the following technical standards:

  1. Internet Connectivity: Local or National ISP Internet Service Provider (ISP) (AOL not recommended)
    • Modem: 33.6 Kbps (56Kbps – V.90 compliant or better recommended)
    • Cable or DSL Broadband recommended 
  2. Firewalls and Proxy Servers
  3. For those using a campus or company network to complete an Internet class, verify that there are no firewalls or proxy servers between your workstation and the Internet, as either can prevent you from connecting to the server for your class.

Instructure Canvas (For more information): 

  1. Internet Browser:
    Canvas recommends using the newest version
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • Safari
  2. Disable Pop-up blockers or allow as an exception  (more information)
  3. Recommended Free Browser Plug-Ins: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java

Using mobile applications (Android, iOS) to access Canvas: (more information) is the institution's URL to access Canvas on your mobile device

Technical Support Contact Information

Support Central for helpful assistance with ACES and Canvas:

  (210) 485-0555 or
  Toll free (866) 493-3947

NVC Information & Communication Technologies for help with ACES, general help, and information:

  (210) 486-4777