Web Browser Requirements

Browser Versions

Moodle will operate using the browsers listed below, but typically runs best in the latest versions, so you may want to consider upgrading your browser to the most recent version.

  • PREFERRED: Firefox 3.6 or later (preferred browser for use with Moodle)See this link if you are having trouble accessing media files with Firefox and Flash Player 11.3
  • Chrome 4 or later
  • Safari 3 or later (for Mac)
  • Internet Explorer 9.  I.E. 9 issuesDrag and drop functionality does not work with I.E. 9. Also, on some Moodle pages, such as the Gradebook, I.E. 9 will not display the layout correctly unless the browser is operating in compatibility mode. To turn on compatibility mode in I.E. 9, in the tool bar, click the Compatibility Mode icon (to right of address bar) ie9compatibility

Note: You may find it helpful to have more than one browser installed on your computer. If you run into problems using Moodle, moving to another browser may resolve your issues.

Required Browser Settings

The following browser settings should be selected:

  • Enable Cookies
  • Enable Javascript
  • Do not block pop-up windows

Note: In some browsers, you can make an exception for Moodle if you don't want to use these settings for all websites.

Instructions for browser settings are available via the following links:

Recommended Browser Add-ons

The following add-ons may need to be installed if your browser is not already configured with them:

Java may need to be installed and enabled in your browser for features used by some Moodle courses. You will typically see a warning if you need to install or upgrade Java.
- Download/Check Java at https://www.java.com/.

Adobe PDF Reader and PDF browser plugin will let you view PDFs in a browser window without opening a separate program. 
- Download Adobe Acrobat Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. The download includes the browser plugin. To install this plugin, just follow prompts.Adobe Flash Player plugin for your browser will allow you to access Flash video and rich interactive media. 
- Download Adobe Flash Player at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
- If the most recent version of Flash Player is not working well with your browser, see these instructions on reverting to a previous version.
Apple Quicktime provides easy access to multiple audio and video formats your instructors may post. Macintosh computers come with Quicktime already installed. Windows users should also install Quicktime. 
- Download Quicktime at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/.

Last modified: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 3:27 PM