Technical Recommendations

Moodle at Southeastern

First things first...

In order to successfully take an online course or use Moodle as a supplement to a course taught at Southeastern, you should check your computer equipment, Internet connection and browser configuration for optimum performance. To help maximize performance for your course, you'll need to be certain that your computer settings meet Moodle's requirements and that the Internet connection you will be using will be fast and reliable. The browser you're using also needs to be properly configured. In other words, you need your computer to be set up correctly or completing assignments and tests will be troublesome therefore making your online course more difficult and sometimes impossible to complete. We recommend that you configure your computer before you get started with a course that uses Moodle. Having your computer set up properly will give you the necessary tool to complete your online work with ease and make your learning experience better.

Computers Operating System

According to Moodle's site: "The operating system is not important." Moodle should work with any computers operating system.

Internet connection

We recommend high speed broadband or DSL Internet connection when taking a course online. The faster and more reliable your Internet connection, the better your online course experience will be. It is also recommended that a hard wired connection be used especially when submitting assignments and taking tests. Wireless connections are less stable and have been known to have interruptions in the connection causing problems when submitting an assignment or exam. Wireless connection to the Internet can be used to take a course in Moodle, however this type connection is less stable and not recommended.

Browser Versions

The following browsers/versions are recommended. You can use these versions or higher when accessing Moodle at Southeastern:

Firefox Internet Explorer Chrome Safari
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A very commonly used
browser by Mozilla. It is
recommended that you
use Firefox 25 or later
to acess Moodle.
The standard browser
from Microsoft. It is
recommended
that you use IE9 or
later to access Moodle. *
A fairly new and
popular browser by
Google. It is
recommended that you
use Chrome 11 
or later to acess
Moodle.
The standard browswer
on Apple devices. It is
recommened that you
use Safari 5 or later
to access Moodle.

* (IE10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the broswer into Moodle.) 

Required Browser Settings for Moodle

  • Enable Cookies
  • Enable Javascript
  • Do not block pop-up windows
  • Do not enable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer

Recommended Browser Plugins

Java QuickTime Windows Media
Player
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Java may need to be
installed and enabled in
your browser for
features used by some
Moodle courses.
Apple Quicktime
provides easy access to
multiple audio and
video formats your
instructors may post.
Windows Media Player
allows you to view,
listen, and download
streaming video and
audio.
     
Adobe Flash Player Adobe Acrobat Reader VLC Media Player
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The Adobe Flash Player
plugin for your browser
will allow you to access
Flash video and rich
interactive media.
The Adobe Acrobat
Reader plugin allows
you view PDFs in a
browser window
without opening
separate program.
VLC media player 
 allows you to
access an array
media without 
consideration of
file type.



Students needing assistance with Moodle or any other technical
issues can receive help from the Southeastern Student Help Desk.