Moodle Joule Student Guidebook

2 Browser Recommendations

The following browser recommendations and settings should improve your experience using Moodle and ensure access to the activities and tools in your Moodle course sites.

Browser Versions
Moodle will operate using the browsers listed below, but typically runs best in the latest versions.

  • Firefox - preferred browser for use with Moodle
  • Chrome 
  • Safari 6 for Mac
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later - Note: IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle

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.

If you are having trouble copying and pasting into the Moodle textbox with Firefox, see these instructions.

Required Browser Settings
The following browser settings should be selected:

  • Enable Cookies
  • Enable Javascript
  • Do not block pop-up windows

Note: In some browsers, you can make an exception for Moodle if you don't want to use these settings for all websites.
Instructions for browser settings are available via the following links:

Recommended Browser Add-ons
The following add-ons may need to be installed if your browser is not already configured with them:

  • Java may need to be installed and enabled in your browser for features used by some Moodle courses. You will typically see a warning if you need to install or upgrade Java. Download/Check Java at
  • Adobe PDF Reader and PDF browser plugin will let you view PDFs in a browser window without opening a separate program. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader at The download includes the browser plugin. To install this plugin, just follow prompts.
  • Adobe Flash Player plugin for your browser will allow you to access Flash video and rich interactive media. Download Adobe Flash Player at If the most recent version of Flash Player is not working well with your browser, see these instructions on reverting to a previous version.
  • Apple Quicktime provides easy access to multiple audio and video formats your instructors may post. Macintosh computers come with Quicktime already installed. Windows users should also install Quicktime. Download Quicktime at