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Computer system requirements

System Check

To run a system check, go to your Desire2Learn login page and click on "Please click here for a System Check before you login".

General 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.

Software

Operating System Windows 7 or higher
Office Suite Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013

Hardware

Computer Type Laptop
Processor Intel Core i5 processor or higher
Hard Drive 160 GB hard drive or larger
RAM 4 GB required
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Required
Ethernet Network Required
Wireless Network Required
USB Flash Drive Strongly Recommended ? 1GB+

Additional Information

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.

  • 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.

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