Distance Education Help

Getting Started

If you are taking a Distance Education class, you will most likely be accessing your online course through Desire2Learn (D2L), the primary Learning Management System for Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College. See the system requirements below  to ensure the best experience in D2L. 

NOTE:  The three colleges are in the early stages of migrating to a new Learning Management System called Canvas. Beginning Summer 2016, all three campuses will be running a pilot by offering a limited number of courses within Canvas.  Contact your instructor if you have questions or concerns about which system your online class will be conducted.  See the minimum requirements for using Canvas.

D2L System Requirements

As of August 17, 2016


Minimum Requirements*

Operating system

Windows XP,
Windows Vista,
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10 

Mac OS X


JRE 1.6.x


- Chrome
- Firefox 24.0 +
- Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11
- Edge

Mac OS X:
- Chrome
- Safari 5.1 +
- Firefox 17.0 +

Mobile Web

- iOS 8
- iOS 7 (iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S, iPod Touch 4/5, iPad 2/3/4/mini)
- iOS 6 (iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod Touch 4/5, iPad 2/3/4/mini)
- Android 4.0 +
- Blackberry 7 and 10


- Android Browser (newest)
- iOS Safari (newest)
- MS Surface Internet Explorer 10
- Playbook Browser (newest)





* Requirements and recommendations subject to change due to developments in technology.