Computer system requirements
To complete an online degree program or take courses completely from your home computer, your computer system will need to meet some basic minimum requirements to be able to use Desire2Learn, our online learning management system.
- Operating System: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X
- Video: SVGA monitor, minimum resolution of 800 x 600
- Internet speed: 56K modem or faster
- Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE): JRE v1.4.2.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x
- Cookies: Enabled
- Windows: Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox 3.5 or higher
- Mac OS X: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Safari 3.1 or higher
- When you enroll in a program or course with a specific school, check with that school for additional options and requirements (e.g., Microsoft Word is required by many online instructors) specific to online learning.
- Test your personal computer
Quickly test and identify your current computer set-up and browser.
- Desire2Learn Support Site
The requirements listed above change with technology. Check here for additional up-to-date information regarding both system recommendations and requirements for the Desire2Learn learning management system.