IT Technical Help

WOSC Password Assistance

Passwords must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 6 and 9 characters
  • Contain no parts of username that are 3 or more consecutive characters
  • Contain one or more letters
  • Contain one or more uppercase letters
  • Contain one or more numbers
  • Contain one or more non-alphanumeric characters, except ;?:@&=<>\ [space].



Online Class Technical Requirements

Please begin by using the Online Class Browser Check to make sure your internet browser is compatible with Canvas, aka Online Classes. More information about browsers can be found below.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Access to high-speed Internet Connection
  • Recommended Browser - Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

    Microsoft Windows recommendations (minimum)
    - Intel Core i3 Processor or higher
    - 4GB RAM or higher
    - Speakers and/or Headphone
    - Windows 10 Operating System or higher
    - Current and Updated Anti-Virus Software (can be the windows built-in)
    Apple (Mac) recommendations (minimum)
    - Dual-Core Intel Processor or higher
    - 4GB RAM or higher
    - Speakers and/or Headphone
    - OS 10.8 or higher with the latest software updates
    - Current and updated anti-virus software

  • REQUIREMENT: Enable Cookies and disable Pop-up's for (see below for help) Quizzes will not work if pop-ups are being blocked by any program.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Western's standard software for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations is currently Microsoft Office 2010 or higher, with file extensions of .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx. File extensions such as .wps (MS Works) are not acceptable. MS Works users should go under the "File" menu to "Save As.." and check the various file formats to which the file can be saved. Potential alternatives also include the use of OpenOffice and Google Docs which can both manage these types of files. Acceptable formats may include: .doc (Word2003 or earlier), .docx (Word2007-10), .rtf (Rich Text Format), .pdf (Adobe Acrobat), .xls (Excel2003 or earlier), .xlsx (Excel2007-10), .ppt/pps (PowerPoint2003 or earlier), .pptx/ppsx (PowerPoint2007-10), or .jpg (JPEG). Depending on the course and instructor, other file formats may be acceptable, so be sure to ask your instructor or check the assignment requirements in your course.



For technical support for any login issues.
If these steps do not help, call: 580-477-7907
or email



What is Western Oklahoma State College?

  • About

    Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still in existence in Oklahoma...
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  • Vision

    Western Oklahoma State College aspires to be the outstanding and innovative community college known for its focus on student success and its service to community and regional development.
  • Mission

    The mission of Western Oklahoma State College is to provide high quality education while ensuring equity, supporting student success, and empowering individuals to become productive members of diverse local, regional, and global communities.