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Technology 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

Computer System Check

To ensure that your computer system is properly configured to access the D2L learning management environment, perform a system check to verify your computer’s browser version, browser settings and display settings.


Perform Computer System Check

Desire2Learn 10.5 Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
Operating SystemWindows Vista, Windows 7 or newer
Mac OS X v10.7 or newer
VideoSuper VGA Monitor
Minimum resolution: 1024 X 768
Resolution of 1024 X 768
or greater
Internet Speed56k modemCable or DSL connection with speed of 1.5mbps or higher
Audio16 bit sound card and speakers16 bit sound card and speakers
Java Runtime
Environment (JRE)
JRE v1.6 xJRE 1.6 update 31
(Requires Equation Editor)
Adobe Flash Player10.1 or greater 
Supported Browsers* Chrome (latest version)
Firefox (latest version)
Internet Explorer (versions 11 and above)
Safari (versions 9 and 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 PluginPlugin TestDownload for Windows and Mac
PDF Viewer Download Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash PlayerCheck Adobe Flash PlayerDownload Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave PlayerCheck Adobe Shockwave PlayerDownload Adobe Shockwave Player
Java PluginCheck JavaDownload 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.