For Moodle to work properly, we recommend the following updates and settings since some of the Moodle courses use pop-up windows, therefore you will need to disable pop-up blockers in your browser or toolbar. (To make these updates in Firefox go to your navigation bar and click on Tools/Options or in IE go to Tools/Internet Options. In Safari click the Apple Menu/Software Update to update Java, to enable Cookies select Preferences/Privacy and for Pop-ups select Safari).
For optimal performance, we recommend you select the following settings:
- Pop-ups: enabled.
- Cookies: enabled (Cookie handling in Safari).
- Java: ensure you have an up-to-date version from the Java website.
- Screen Refresh: set your browser to refresh on each visit to a Moodle site.
Moodle Technical Requirements & Recommendations
Please review the following requirements and recommendations for computer operating system and software to be sure your computer is set up properly.
- Windows: Windows 7+
- Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.7+
- You might need additional software or browser plug-in in order to display some content (streaming media, interactive multimedia, etc.) in individual courses. If so, you will typically see a message asking if you want to install the needed software (ex: Java, Flash, Shockwave Player, Windows Media Player, etc.). Go to the Downloads to download and install the necessary software or plug-ins.
- Use a broadband internet connection (256 Kbit/sec or faster—this will ensure that you can view videos and online presentations) through USB wireless modem, ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable.a 56k V.90 modem or better Internet connection.
Alert: Internet Explorer Security
When using Internet Explorer to access Moodle, some users may get a pop-up message that says, "This page contains both secure and non-secure items. Do you want to display the non secure items" every time they click on a link. To stop this message from appearing, use the following steps:
- In Internet Explorer, click on Tools and select Internet Options
- Click on the Security tab
- Click on Custom Level
- Scroll down to the section called Miscellaneous and change the setting called Display Mixed Content to Enable
- Click Ok
Alert: Problem with video playback using Firefox version 23 (Mac and PC)
Firefox has recently updated their browser for all users to version 23. Version 23 includes a crucial security change that will refuse to load an embedded video if it is not from a secure connection. This is an important security improvement, but it will require that you permit the video to be loaded if it does not appear on its own.
When you load a page with a missing video, do the following:
- Look next to the URL in the address bar for a shield icon (on the left).
- Click on the shield and a popup panel will appear.
- Click on the dropdown menu and select “Disable Protection on This Page”
- Once selected, the page will reload and the video will appear.
A more streamlined solution may be forthcoming from Firefox, but until then these extra steps will be needed when a video does not load.
Source for "Browser Settings":