Student Computer Resources

Internet Explorer (IE) is the suggested Web browser. To download the latest version of IE, visit the Microsoft IE download page.

To use Moodle, your web browser must have cookies enabled. Here's a link to a Google resource on how to enable cookies in your web browser:

To view and use the text editor used in Forums, Assignments, Wikis, and other course assignments, JavaScript must be enabled. Here's a Google resource on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser:

To participate in a Chat Session set up by your faculty for your course, and to view the unfolding discussion during a chat session, you should have JavaScript enabled on your web browser. See the link to the Google resource above.

If you cannot open files that your faculty has placed on your course site, you may need install to a plugin (below) or to update to a newer version of a plugin. The list below will take you to the sites to download the free plugins that you need.

*The star denotes the plugins that are used more frequently.

  • Download a free PowerPoint Viewer - to read .ppt or .pptx files.
  • Download a free Microsoft Word Viewer - to read .doc files. Also, download and install the Compatibility Pack from this site to read .docx files.
  • Download a free Adobe Acrobat Reader - to open .pdf files.
  • Download a free QuickTime Player - to play file formats: AIFF, WAV, MOV, MP4 (AAC only), CAF and AAC/ADTS, and others.
  • Download a free virus protection package: AVG.
  • Download Spybot Search and Destroy. Detects and removes different kinds of spyware from your computer.
  • Download a free Microsoft Excel Viewer - to read .xls files.
  • Download a free Windows Media Player.
  • Download a free Flash Player - to view Flash media.
  • Download a free RealPlayer - to view web video.

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