Browsers, Settings and Configurations

Web Browsers

A variety of web browsers will work for accessing your courses in D2l Brightspace. However, for Windows users the newest version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer version 11 and for Mac OS X users the newest version of Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers for D2L Brightspace version 10.4.

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Firefox is Mozilla's World Wide Web browser.

Windows and Macintosh versions

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Microsoft Internet Explorer is Microsoft's World Wide Web browser.

Internet Explorer 11 Windows version

D2L Brightspace Supported Browsers

For Windows OS

  • Firefox - newest version*
  • Internet Explorer version 11
  • Chrome - newest version

For Macintosh OS X

  • Firefox - newest version*
  • Safari 5.1 or 6.0*
  • Chrome - newest version

* Recommended Browser

For a complete list of supported browsers and other computer requirements, visit the Browser & System Requirements page.

Browser Settings

Your computer's web browser is a very important tool in the online experience. Complete a D2L Brightspace System Check - it is quick, easy and free and will ensure that your web browser is optimized for your online courses. This only takes a minute and will save you time and trouble later.

The D2L Brightspace System Check covers:

  • Browser supports Javascript
  • Cookies are enabled
  • Browser is fully compatible with Desire2Learn
  • Browser has a compatible Adobe Flash plug-in
  • Computer screen display meets recommended 1024 by 768 pixels
  • Browser supports Java
  • Browser supports rich content editing