What is a Browser?
A web browser is software that allows you to access websites and resources on the World Wide Web. Common browsers are Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
How do I know what version my browser is?
- Firefox – Select “Help” from the browser main menu located at the top of the browser and select “About Mozilla Firefox”.
- Safari – Select the Settings icon (it looks like a wheel) and select “About Safari”.
- Internet Explorer – Select “Help” from the browser main menu located at the top of the browser and select “About Internet Explorer”.
- Google – Select Customize and control Google Chrome (the wrench icon) and then select About Google Chrome. The browser version will be displayed in the information screen.
Browsers and Settings:
The use of the Firefox browser is highly recommended to provide the best Moodle experience. Firefox is available for both Windows and Mac platforms - Download Firefox for free
The following browsers are compatible with Moodle in most instances, but you may have some compatibility issues.
- IE may cause problems with file downloads, running errors, assignment completion, levels of interactivity using discussion board forums, and creating and editing content.
- Firefox 3 may not display all PDFs properly. If this occurs, install Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.
- Opera does not show built-in html editor (WYSIWYG) in Moodle.
- Safari does not show built-in html editor (WYSIWYG) in Moodle. Chat tool does not always work properly
Browser Test from Web Browser Check by Texas State Technical College System: https://mycourses.tstc.edu/file.php/1/web_check/browsercheck.htm
Browsers and Settings information from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: http://sebts.edu/portal/IT/moodlerequirements.aspx