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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

Operating System: Windows 10 or Mac OS X Sierra or higher

Processor: Intel® Dual-Core or higher

RAM: 4GB or higher

Hard Drive: 500 GB recommended

Webcam: Built-in or external recommended

Internet Connection: DSL or Cable

Printer: Recommended

Sound Card: Recommened for speakers and headphones

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

 

*Although Chromebooks, tablets, and other mobile devices are compatible with D2L, they may not suffice as your primary computing device while completing a course. Many courses require the ability to download and install specific software applications (i.e. Respondus LockDown Browser) which cannot be accomplished on a Chromebook or mobile device.