Desire2Learn Student Orientation:
To check automatically whether your computer is ready to access Desire2Learn, simply visit the "System Check" Web page. You can also reach that page from the "Other Resources" box you'll find on the login page of Desire2Learn (see example image below).
Also refer to this list of recommended software and browsers, which again you can also reach from the "Other Resources" box on the Desire2Learn login page.
You are also expected to have an understanding of Internet basics, such as corresponding via e-mail and surfing the Web. You will be navigating and searching the Internet and, in some cases, corresponding with others in your class using Web-based tools.