DSU Desire2Learn (D2L) User Support


Platform Requirements for Desire2Learn Learning Environment (LE) 10.2 (as of July 2013)

  Required Recommended
Operating System Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7 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 version 1.6.x
(Required to run LiveRoom 4.0 and Equation Editor)
JRE 1.6 or newer
JavaScript Enabled Enabled
Cookies Enabled Enabled

Supported Browsers

browsers supported
Internet Explorer browser icon IE 8 red cross sign, no
Internet Explorer browser icon IE 9 - 10 green checkmark, yet
Firefox icon Firefox older than 17.0 red cross sign, no
Firefox icon Firefox 17.0 maintenance until end of 2013
Firefox icon Firefox newest green checkmark, yet
Google Chrome icon Google Chrome green checkmark, yet
Safari browser icon Safari older than 5.1 red cross sign, no
Safari browser icon Safari 5.1 - 6.0 green checkmark, yet
Safari browser icon Safari 7 investigation

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.

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:


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 July 2013)

Operating system/browser version supported
iOS (newest) Yes
iOS 5 (Safari 5.1) Yes
iOS 4 (Safari 5.0) Maintenance
iOS 3 (Safari) Maintenance
Android (newest) Supported
Android 4.0 Supported
Android 3.2 Supported
Android 2.3 Supported
Android 2.2 Supported
Android 2.1 Maintenance
Android 1.6 Maintenance
Android 1.5 Maintenance
Blackberry 7 Supported
Blackberry 6 Supported

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