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D2L Hardware and Software Requirements

All TN eCampus programs and courses are accessed through D2L Brightspace, a state-of-the-art, yet user-friendly online learning management system.

See below to perform a system check, get plugins, and download software

Desire2Learn 10.5 Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
  Required Recommended
Operating System Windows Vista, Windows 7 or newer
Mac OS X v10.7 or newer
Video Super VGA Monitor
Minimum resolution: 1024 X 768
Resolution of 1024 X 768
or greater
Internet Speed 56k modem Cable or DSL connection with speed of 1.5mbps or higher
Audio 16 bit sound card and speakers 16 bit sound card and speakers
Java Runtime
Environment (JRE)
JRE v1.6 x JRE 1.6 update 31
(Requires Equation Editor)
Javascript Enabled Enabled
Cookies Enabled Enabled
Pop-ups Allow  
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater  
Supported Browsers*   Chrome (latest version)
Firefox (latest version)
Internet Explorer (versions 11 and above)
Safari (versions 9.0 & above)

*D2L supports many popular web browser versions. Upgrades to the newest version of any browser is not recommended unless there is a compelling reason to do so, such as correcting a security vulnerability. If your web browser is having problems completing certain tasks within D2L, downgrade to an older browser version or download and use another supported browser.


The following is a list of popular plug-ins and programs. Plug-ins are commonly required to access online content that may be found in TN eCampus courses. You can click on the plug-in test links below to find out what version of the plug-in is installed on your system. If you do not have the latest available version, install an update.

Free Plugins Versions
Recommended Plugin Plugin Test Download for Windows and Mac
PDF Viewer   Download Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash Player Check Adobe Flash Player Download Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave Player Check Adobe Shockwave Player Download Adobe Shockwave Player
Java Plugin Check Java Download Java

Basic Software Applications

Some courses may require computer software as part of the requirements for the course (e.g., a course in statistics may require a statistical software package, etc.). It is the responsibility of the learner to check specific course requirements and to acquire the software used in their course. Instructors will usually identify unique software requirements in the course syllabus.