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Tech Requirements

Given the video and audio components for online courses, sufficient bandwidth is a crucial requirement for course functionality. Factors that have a direct impact on online course performance due to bandwidth include, but are not limited to: type of course in use, internal networking infrastructure and simultaneous use and home network capacity. The minimum bandwidth requirements are:

  • School: 20Mbps (50-100 Mbps recommended) download speed, 3Mbps upload speed

  • Home User: 3Mbps (5Mbps recommended) download speed, 512 kbps upload speed

A free bandwidth test is available at www.bandwidthplace.com to assess your computer’s download and upload speeds.

  • D2L recommends using Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater as a fall back for Video and Audio Capture for browsers and devices that cannot load or run the HTML 5 player.
  • Ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled.

Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox latest release (including a 12-week overlap with the previous version)
Google Chrome latest release
Apple Safari latest release
Android (5+) - Chrome  (latest release)
iOS -  latest major version of iOS and previous major version

  • Safari  - latest release
  • Chrome - latest release

Windows 10

  • Edge - latest release
  • Chrome - latest release
  • Firefox - latest release