Technical Requirements for Remote Instruction

Online Education

With a high-speed Internet connection and modern computer, students can enjoy all of the benefits of PennWest Edinboro’s Online Campus.

Desire2Learn (D2L)

PennWest Edinboro’s Online Campus is primarily hosted on the Brightspace Learning Environment by D2L. Students can access their course materials by utilizing a web browser and a reliable, high-speed Internet connection.

Computer and Technical Requirements for D2L 

To test if your device is adequate for Brightspace, please run the "System Check" tool provided by D2L.

Brightspace supports all commonly used Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge.

While Brightspace can be accessed via a cell phone or tablet, some courses may include content/activities that require use of desktop/laptop computer. At this time, an iPad is not recommended as a primary device, as some aspects of a course may not be supported.

D2L Video Tutorials can be accessed here.

Computer and Technical Requirements for Zoom

Zoom publish their own System Requirements and provides guidance on associated hardware.

Zoom Video Tutorials can be accessed here.

Remote Exam Proctoring Technical Requirements

Your program may require the use of a remote proctoring service when completing exams. Technical requirements include:

If you have questions related to logging into my.Edinboro and Online Campus (D2L), please contact our Technology Help Center at (814) 732-2111. Student passwords expire every 180 days and employee passwords expire every 90 days. Once your password has expired, you won’t have access to Online Campus (D2L) and will need to reset.

Please review the password reset instructions on the password management webpage.

Contact Us

Office of Distance Education
Ross Hall, Lower Level
220 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-1047

Dr. Jim Boulder
Director of Learning Technology Services
19 Ross Hall
Phone: 814-732-1047