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.
Your Computers Operating System
According to Moodle's site: "The operating system is not important." Moodle should work with any computers operating system.
Your 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.
Your Browser Versions
The following browsers/versions are recommended. You can use these versions or higher when accessing Moodle at Southeastern:
Internet Explorer 8 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle)
Google Chrome 11
Your Required Browser Settings for Moodle
Do not block pop-up windows
- Do not enable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer
Want a new browser or need to update your current one? Having trouble viewing/opening files in Moodle?
Students needing assistance with Moodle or any other technical
issues can receive help from the Southeastern Student Help Desk.