D2L Brightspace - Check Your Computer

Before you begin exploring your online courses, please make sure that your computer has the needed plug-ins and players to work with D2L Brightspace.

Recommended computer specifications:

  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Intel  (or AMD equivalent) i5 or better processor, 7th generation or newer
  • 250 GB or larger SSD
  • Minimum 8 GB of RAM
  • Webcam
  • External speakers

Software and Plug-ins

  1. Run Complete a System Check to make sure your computer and web browser are compatible with D2L Brightspace.  If there is a problem, you will see instructions on how to make your computer or browser compatible.
  2. Make sure that your computer has the needed browser plug-ins.  Select each of the links below for the Test Files.  If you do not see a document or movie in the browser window which opens, use the Free Download link to get the necessary plug-in or player. 

The links below open in a new browser window:

Test Files Free Download Site for Browser Plug-in
Adobe PDF

  Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Flash Animation

    Adobe Flash Player

Quicktime Movie

    Apple Quicktime Player

Real Player Movie

    Real Player

Java Test

    Java from Sun Microsystems

Microsoft Programs Login via Office 365

You can access Microsoft programs like Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneDrive and your email via Office 365. You are able to install the programs on your personal computer as well as use them via your web browser.

It is also a good idea to use an Internet Web browser supported by D2L Brigthspace - click here to see a list of compatible browsers.

Note: If you are having an issue in one browser, please try a different browser as some D2L Brigthspace tools, features and functions might work better in a different browser.