Student LMS Orientation
The specifications listed below are the minimum requirements necessary for accessing and navigating in Moodle. Depending on the use of streaming media, interactive multimedia, or other content in the individual courses, additional hardware/software or browser plug-ins may be required (see below for additional plug-in information).
|Device type||laptop, desktop|
|Device operating system||Windows 8.1, MacOS (X, 10.9+)|
|Device hard drive||2GB free space|
|Connectivity||able to connect to the internet via wired or wireless connection|
|Pointing device||mouse, trackpad|
|Power||3 hours of available power, either connected power in the exam room or battery power to power the device for a minimum of 3 hours|
|Administrator access||able to install third party software on the device|
Windows: Windows Vista or higher and a high-speed Internet connection.
Macintosh: Mac OS X or higher and a high-speed Internet connection.
Note: Depending on the use of streaming media, interactive multimedia, or other content in the individual courses, you might need additional hardware/software or browser plug-ins.
Recommended minimum browser:
Mozilla Firefox (recent version) Download Here
Google Chrome (recent version) Download Here
Safari (recent version) Download Here
There are known issues using Internet Explorer to access and navigate in Moodle. It is recommended to use one of the browsers listed above.
Moodle's secure quiz environment requires that popup blockers allow Moodle to work in a pop-up.
What are pop-ups?
Pop-up windows, or pop-ups, are browser windows that appear automatically without your permission while viewing the web. Typically pop-ups vary in size, but rarely do they cover your whole browser window. They can be intrusive, typically advertising, and in some instances are necessary -- as they are with Moodle's secure quiz environment.
Listed below are some of the most popular pop-up blocking software packages and instructions to enable pop-up blockers to allow Moodle to work. There are dozens of pop-up blocking software packages and we are unable to list each here, but we have chosen the most popular. Generally, most pop-up blockers will install themselves either within the browser toolbar or within the Windows Taskbar along the bottom right corner of your screen.
Depending upon what is installed on your computer, it is possible that you may have more than one pop-up blocker running. You will have to either disable all of your pop-up blockers or configure them to allow Moodle as an exception for Moodle's secure quiz environment to work properly.
Once you have reviewed these instructions and have disabled the pop-up blockers in your system or allowed Moodle as an exception, you should be able to access your quiz.
Let's first test to see if you have a pop-up blocker installed. Click on this Pop-up test link and you should get 10 pop-up windows. If you don't, you have a pop-up blocker installed.
If you use a wireless Internet connection to submit assignments, participate in discussions, or take tests in Moodle, be aware that your connection may be interrupted by interference from a cell phone, blue-tooth device, cordless telephone, microwave oven, or another Wi-Fi network.
Use a desktop computer that is hardwired to an Internet connection or temporarily hardwire a laptop to a modem with a Category 5 (Cat 5) Ethernet cable to minimize the risk of losing your connection while you are working on assignments or tests in Moodle.
Determine the scope of the problem. This takes practice, but it will do no good to complain to your instructor if the problem is with your home computer or your Internet Service Provider. Here are some ways to tell.