For online courses, you need a consistent, high-speed Internet connection to view the lecture videos and the other content. For accessing D2L, we recommend Mozilla Firefox with Java and cookies enabled.
I use an Ubuntu Linux operating system and a variety of community-developed, open-source software. Therefore I prefer that coursework be turned in using open formats such as .txt, .md, .odt, .odp, .png, or .svg. I can also accept .pdf, .docx, .pptx, and .rtf, though be aware that some elements of formatting may be lost because these formats' native programs are not available for Linux.