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What are the minimum computer requirements
for using GeorgiaVIEW D2L?


System & Software Requirements:

D2L supports a wide range of client computer configurations. However, upgrading to the newest browser version is not recommended, since D2L may not have had an opportunity to evaluate the new version. If your current software configuration allows you to access D2L as expected, we recommend maintaining the software you have and NOT upgrading. You may wish to disable any "automatic updates" until you have completed your D2L Online Courses at the end of each semester. For help with any of the requirements below contact Technical Support.


  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 5 GB of free disk space
  • Sound card with speakers (for courses with multimedia)
  • Ethernet or Wireless network card (for high-speed Internet connection) or 56K modem (for dial-up Internet connection)

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • MacOSX 10.4–10.8

Recommended Video Resolution:

  • HIGHER than 1024 x 600

Internet Connection Speed:

  • Although D2L is useable over a 56K modem, the faster & more reliable your Internet connection speed, the better your experience with D2L will be.
  • A hardwired Cable or DSL connection is recommended, particularly for submitting assignments and quizzes.

Java Runtime Environment (JRE):

  • JRE (Required to run the Equation Editor)
  • JavaScript & cookies must be Enabled.

Browser Support:

D2L supports most popular web browsers. However, upgrading to the newest version of any browser is not recommended. If your web browser seems to have problems with D2L, either downgrade to an older browser version or download and use another browser. The helpdesk can assist you with these tasks.

Windows Computers:

  • Internet Explorer 8–10
  • Firefox versions 5–20 (Firefox 7 recommended)
  • Chrome (Most recent version of Chrome recommended)

Apple Computers:

  • Safari 6.0
  • Safari 5.1
  • Safari 5.1
  • Safari 5.0
  • Safari 4.0
  • Firefox versions 5–20 (Firefox 7 recommended)
  • Chrome (Most recent version of Chrome recommended)

Tablet support for Desktop Web:

  • Android Browser
  • iPad Safari
  • Playbook Browser

Mobile Web:

NOTE: Different mobile devices may behave differently.

Operating System/Browser/Status

  • iOS/Newest/Supported
  • iOS 5/Safari 5.1/Supported
  • iOS 4/Safari 5.0/Maintenance
  • iOS 3/Safari 4/Maintenance
  • Android/Newest/Supported
  • Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich/Supported
  • Android 3.2/Honeycomb/Supported
  • Android 2.3/Gingerbread/Supported
  • Android 2.2/Froyo/Supported
  • Android 2.1/Éclair/Maintenance
  • Android 1.6/Donut/Maintenance
  • Android 1.5/Cupcake/Maintenance
  • Blackberry 6/Supported

Software that may be required for your course: