Is my computer ready to take the course?
Get your computer ready
If you are taking an online course through the Moodle course platform, prepare your computer for registering and/or taking a course in six steps.
Moodle courses work best with the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers. While you can view the course with other web browsers, you may run into some problems. For a problem-free experience, use the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers for both course registration and access
Download a free copy of either browser by visiting their websites.
Follow the instructions for installing the browser on your computer.
Many of the online course require you to access information that appears as a “pop-up.” You may have your computer set-up so that you cannot readily see pop-ups. You have a couple of different options for viewing pop-ups. Click on the link below to learn how to disable pop-ups in the browser you are using.
This course uses a number of PDF resources. To view the PDF files, you need Adobe Reader.
To see if you have Adobe Reader installed, try opening this PDF file. If you can see it, you have everything you need.
If you can't view it, download Adobe Reader from the Adobe site. Follow the site's instructions for installing Adobe Reader on your computer.
This course uses the Adobe Flash Player for:
- Adobe presentations.
- Interactive exercises.
If you can see the "Flash is installed" animation below, you have the Adobe Flash Player installed on your system.
If you can't see the animation above, download the Adobe Flash Player from the Adobe site. Follow the site's instructions for installing the player on your computer.
Still having problems? Make sure that:
- Your browser is either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
- You are using a Windows operating system.
Please note that Flash is not available for iPads. Use a different computer for these sections or read the PDF version as they are offered.
You should see a grey box with a play button below. If you do not see the grey box, please refer to Step 4 — the audio requires Flash.
Audio clips also require use of internal or external computer speakers. Press the play button. If you hear the audio file below, you are set up to listen to the audio. If you do not have speakers, you can read transcripts of the audio as they are offered.