DSU Desire2Learn (D2L) User Support

 

Platform Requirements for Desire2Learn Learning Environment (LE) 10.3 (as of Aug 2014)


  Required Recommended
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X Windows 7
Video SVGA Monitor
Minimum resolution: 800 x 600
Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
Internet Speed 56 K modem broadband, cable, DSL
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE current
(Required to run LiveRoom 4.0 and Equation Editor)
JRE current
JavaScript Enabled Enabled
Cookies Enabled Enabled

Supported Browsers

browsers supported
Internet Explorer browser icon IE 8 red cross sign, no  No
Internet Explorer browser icon IE 9 - 11 green checkmark, yes Yes
Firefox icon Firefox older than 24 red cross sign, no No
Firefox icon Firefox 24 Long term support
Firefox icon Firefox newest green checkmark, yes Yes
Google Chrome icon Google Chrome newest green checkmark, yes Yes
Safari browser icon Safari older than 5.1 red cross sign, no No
Safari browser icon Safari 5.1 - 6.0 green checkmark, yes Yes
Safari browser icon Safari 7 question markinvestigation

Visit this link for test your browser: https://d2l.sdbor.edu/d2l/tools/system_check/systemcheck.asp?ou=6605

Browser Plug-ins Needed for Most Courses

  1. Adobe Reader (for reading PDF files): http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  2. Adobe Flash Player (for playing Flash videos): http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Specific curricula for college courses may require additional software installations or purchases. Any additional software requirements will be provided in the syllabi for your courses.


Tablet Support for Desktop Web

browsers supported
android browser icon Android Browser newest green checkmark, yes Yes
Safari browser icon iOS Safari newest green checkmark, yes Yes
Internet Explorer browser icon Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 question markinvestigation
Internet Explorer browser icon Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 green checkmark, yes Yes

D2L Mobile Access for iPad, iPhone, Android and Other Non-tablet Devices

Primarily designed with students in mind, the D2L Mobile view provides read-only access to course News, Content items, and Grades. When logging in to D2L on a non-tablet mobile device (e.g., iPod, iPhone, Android, or Blackberry), D2L automatically redirects the session to the mobile view. Here users can:

Limitations

Instructors cannot edit or administer their D2L course sites through the Mobile view. Although more features may available in the future, the following features are not currently available on the mobile site, for either instructors or students:

   Mobile web (updated Aug 2014)

Operating system/browser version supported
iOS (newest) green checkmark, yes Yes
iOS 7 (iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S, iPod Touch 4/5, iPad 2/3/4/mini) green checkmark, yes Yes
iOS 6 (iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod Touch 4/5, iPad 2/3/4/mini) green checkmark, yes Yes
iOS 5 (Safari 5.1) maintenance icon Maintenance
iOS 4 (iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2) red cross sign, no No
iOS 3 (iPhone, iPod Touch 1) red cross sign, no No 
Android (newest) green checkmark, yes Yes
Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (Jelly Bean) green checkmark, yes Yes
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)(Ice Cream Sandwich)   green checkmark, yes Yes 
Android 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.2 (Honeycomb) maintenance icon Maintenance
Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 red cross sign, no No  
Blackberry 7, 10Yes  green checkmark, yes Yes 
Blackberry 6 maintenance icon Maintenance


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