Moodle works on PCs, Macs, and on Android and Apple mobile devices.
Note: Moodle may not function on Chromebooks, especially if users need to use/download MS Office files.
A 1024x768 screen resolution or higher is recommended for non-mobile devices.
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: Depending on the use of streaming media, interactive multimedia, or other content in the individual courses, you might need additional hardware/software or browser plug-ins.
Recommended browsers for the best experience in Moodle:
The following browser settings should be selected:
Instructions for browser settings for 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:
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.
Office 365 is available both online on MyVU as O365 and for free download to Viterbo University employees and students.
The Adobe Flash Player plugin for your browser will allow you to access Flash video and interactive media which may be posted by some instructors.
Source: UMass Amherst Information Technology
Online and blended courses may require access to a broadband or high-speed internet connection. Cable Modem, DSL or ADSL, or Satellite is acceptable. Please note that dial-up connections will not permit the required data exchange.
Note: Some services are labeled “DSL” when in fact they are dial-up connections with varying compression rates and cache servers located at central server locations, which may give the sense of faster speed. If the rates at which you can transmit and receive data are not 128 Kbps up and 256 Kbps down, you do not have a broadband connection or “DSL.”
How to check Internet speed: Click the following link to test “Upload Speed” and “Download Speed.” http://speedtest.charter.com/
True high-speed internet access will have download speeds in excess of 384 kbps (this being the minimum) and upload speeds of128 Kbps (this also being the minimum). The internet service provider’s SLA (Service Level Agreement) is usually 70% of what you buy. At 256 Kbps, you are promised 179 Kbps. At 384 Kbps, you are promised 268 Kbps. A constant 179 Kbps or better should work, but to get a true 256 Kbps, the service would be rated at 384 Kbps.
Credits: Ambridge University
Students who do not have the above requirements can visit the Viterbo University campus library to use computers, check-out laptops, cameras and/or microphones (for details visit: https://www.viterbo.edu/library/computers-and-equipment)