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Computer Minimum Specifications, D2L

Computer Minimum Specifications, D2L

Every effort has been made to make Oakton Online courses as technologically accessible to the widest variety of students as possible. The minimum specifications below are for classes that will be using D2L.

Before enrolling in an online course please visit the Browser Verification page; this page will verify your browser version, browser settings and display settings on your computer.

Recommended Browsers

Note: These are the minimum browser requirements needed for using Desire2Learn.





Firefox - v.17 to newest

Chrome - newest

Internet Explorer - v.8 & v.9

Firefox  - newest stable version



Safari -  v.4 tp v.6

Firefox - newest

Chrome - newest

Safari - v.5.1 and v.6

Firefox - newest stable version


Tablets and mobile devices such as smart phones should have the latest native browser. Be aware that many features of D2L will not funcition fully or in some cases at all on tablets and mobile devices so students should not expect to be able to complete a D2L course without access to a PC or Mac. More information on tablets and mobile devices.

Recommended Operating Systems and Hardware

Below is a list of system requirements and recommendations.




Operating System:

Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7

Mac OS X (up to 10.6)*

Windows 2003, XP Service Pack 3, Vista, 7

Mac OS X (up to 10.6)


SVGA monitor

Minimum resolution of 800 x 600

Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater

Internet Speed:

56K modem

56K, DSL or Cable modem (highly recommended)

*Note: D2L also supports Intel-based Macs. If you are using Safari, you should disable its pop-up blocker when using D2L. To disable the pop-up blocker, click Safari in the menu bar and uncheck Block Pop-Up Windows. Failing to disable the pop-up blocker may prevent you from completing some tasks in D2L, such as compose discussion board messages. If you continue to have problems try using the Firefox web browser which can be downloaded for free at

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September 7
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