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Computer System and Software Requirements

To ensure your computer will support your D2L Brightspace use, you should use the chart below as the guideline. D2L Brightspace has a system check program that will search your computer for the correct browser and browser settings. It will give you instructions on any problem that it encounters. The program can be found here and also accessed from the D2L Brightspace login page.

Component Required Recommended
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

Mac OS X

Windows 7

Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

Video Minimum resolution of 1024 x 600 Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
Internet speed 56k modem 56K or cable modem, DSL
Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE 1.6.x

(Required to run the Equation Editor)

JRE 6 update 31
Javascript enabled enabled
Cookies enabled enabled

Browser support


Browser Status
Internet Explorer 10 Investigation
Internet Explorer 9 Supported (recommended)
Internet Explorer 8 Maintenance
Firefox (newest) Supported (recommended)
Firefox 10.0 Maintenance
Chrome (newest) Supported

Mac OS X

Browser Status
Safari 5.1 Supported
Safari 5.0 Maintenance
Safari 4.0 Maintenance
Firefox (newest) Supported (recommended)
Firefox 10.0 Maintenance
Chrome (newest) Supported

Tablet support for Desktop Web

Browser Status
Android Browser (newest) Investigation
iPad Safari (newest) Investigation
Playbook Browser (newest) Investigation

Mobile Web

Operating System/Browser Status
iOS (Newest) Supported
iOS 5 (Safari 5.1) Supported
iOS 4 (Safari 5.0) Maintenance
iOS 3 (Safari 4) Maintenance
Android (Newest) Supported
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Supported
Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Supported
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Supported
Android 2.2 (Froyo) Supported
Android 2.1 (Eclair) Maintenance
Android 1.6 (Donut) Maintenance
Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Maintenance
Blackberry 6 Supported

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