Distance Education Help

Getting Started

If you are taking a Distance Education class, your instructor will use the Desire2Learn(D2L) or Canvas learning management system to deliver some or all of your course materials and/or collect student work online via the Internet. If you have never taken an online course before, please watch the Introduction to Online Learning/Common Myths video to help you be successful in your course.

To prepare your computer for online learning:

  • for Canvas, see this website.
  • for D2L, see the minimum requirements below:

 

 

D2L Minimum Requirements
(as of August 17, 2016)

Operating system

Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10 

Mac OS X

Java

JRE 1.8.x

Browser

Windows:
- Chrome (Current)
- Firefox (Current)
- Internet Explorer 11
- Microsoft Edge

Mac OS X:
- Chrome (Current)
- Safari 5.1 +
- Firefox (Current)

Mobile Web

- iOS 8
- iOS 7
- Android 4.0 +

Tablet

- Android Browser (Current)
- iOS Safari (Current)
- MS Surface Internet Explorer 11

Javascript

Enabled

Cookies

Enabled