The following browser recommendations and settings will improve your experience using Moodle and ensure access to the activities and tools in your Moodle courses.
Note: OIT Computer Classrooms and Learning Commons computers are set up for Moodle.
Recommended browsers and versions
Recommended browsers for the best experience in Moodle:
Firefox, most recent version
Chrome, most recent version
Safari 6 for OS X 10.7 or later
(Safari 5 for OS 10.6.x and lower, see qualifications for "other browsers" below. Mac users may wish to use a different browser)
Other browsers and versions
Moodle will also operate on the browsers listed below, but with qualifications:
Safari 5 (minimum version)
Only the most recent version of Safari, Safari 6 (OS 10.7 or later required), supports drag-and-drop upload.
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 8 or 9
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 do not support drag-and-drop upload.
Internet Explorer 9 may cause layout bugs:
On some Moodle pages, such as the Moodle 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). Compatibility Mode is enabled when the icon is shaded dark.
Firefox 4 (minimum version) up to versions before most recent version
For security reasons, OIT recommends updating browsers to the most recent version for your operating system.
The following browser settings should be selected:
Instructions for browser settings are available here:
Note: In most browsers (not Safari), you can make an exception for Moodle if you don't want to use these settings for all websites.
You may find it useful to install the following add-ons if your browser does not already have them:
A PDF Reader
To view PDF files, you need a PDF reader to be installed on your computer. A PDF browser plugin will let you view PDFs in a browser window without opening a separate program (optional).
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. The download includes the browser plugin. To install this plugin, follow prompts.
Apple Quicktime provides easy access to multiple audio and video formats your instructors may post. Macintosh computers come with Quicktime already installed.
Note: Windows users should install Quicktime, there is a version for Microsoft Windows.
Adobe Flash Player
The Adobe Flash Player plugin for your browser will allow you to access Flash video and rich interactive media which may be posted by some instructors.
1. Check supported browser versions.
Check to see if your problem is related to known issues with your browser version, above.
2. Clear your browser's cache.
Clearing your browser's cache may help to resolve problems such as trouble using drag-and-drop features, or trouble viewing the gradebook. See Clear Your Bowser's Cache.
3. Try a different browser, and/or move to a different computer.
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. You can also try moving to a different computer to see if the problem persists. This may help to discern whether your issue was a problem with the browser on the computer where you experienced the issue, or with Moodle.
4. Still having problems?
If the issue persists in several browsers, and on different computers, please report your problem to the OIT Help Center for assistance. (See links on this page, at right)