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Recommended Computer Specifications

To be successful in your online course, you must have access to hardware and software. Below you will find hardware and software recommendations for an online course. Also check with your instructor for any course-specific hardware and software requirements.

Desktop Recommended Browsers

The following Internet browsers work best with the current version of Brightspace D2L​.

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Respondus LockDown Browser

Please go to https://onlcourses.tridenttech.edu/d2l/systemCheck to see if your computer passes the Required Systems Check.

NOTE:  Although an Internet browser may not pass the System Check, it still may work. We strongly recommend using the browser versions listed above.

* In order to locate your Internet browser version, click on "Help" from within that browser's menu bar.

Mobile Recommended Browsers

The following Internet browsers work best with the current version of Brightspace D2L​.

  • Android Browser (newest)
  • iOS Safari (newest)
  • Microsoft Edge (newest)
  • Google Chrome Mobile (newest)

Hardware Recommendations

Windows  Intel®  Dual-Core or higher

RAM: 4GB or higher

Operating System: Windows 7 or higher

Macintosh Intel®  Core 2 Duo processor or higher

RAM: 4GB or higher

Operating System: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 or higher

Hard Drive Size 500 GB  

Internet Connection Requirements  DSL or Cable

Mobile Tethering is not supported

Printer Recommended

CD-ROM Recommended - Some courses use textbooks with CD-ROMs and DVDs

Sound Card Recommended - With speakers / headphones

Monitor 15" monitor (at least 1024x768 resolution recommended)