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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.

OS

Compatible

Recommended

PC

Firefox - v.17 to newest

Chrome - newest

Internet Explorer - v.8 & v.9

Firefox  - newest stable version

     

MAC

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.

 

Required

Recommended

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)

Video:

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 www.mozilla.com/firefox.

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IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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