• Windows: Windows 98, ME, NT, 4.0, 2000, or XP and a 56k V.90 modem or better Internet connection.
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X and a 56k V.90 modem or better Internet connection.
  • 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.


  • Firefox is recommended for both platforms.
    Free download: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox
  • Internet Explorer works but can potentially cause running errors.
  • Opera and Safari will not show build-in html editor in Moodle.

Pop-up configuration

Some of the Moodle courses use pop-up windows; therefore, you will need to disable pop-up blockers in your browser. Some blockers may be turned off on Windows by right clicking an icon on the system tray, next to where the clock resides.


  1. Go to Tools > Options.
  2. Click Content tab.
  3. If Block Pop-Up Windows is checked, then click Exceptions button near it.
  4. Type moodle.umn.edu.
  5. Click Allow, click Close, click OK.

Internet Explorer's Built-In Popup Blocker

  1. Go to Tools: Popup Blocker. At this point, you can either just turn the pop-up blocker off, or continue with the settings below.
  2. Select Popup Blocker Settings.
  3. For Address of Web site to allow, type "https://*.umn.edu."
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Click the Close button.
  6. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Netscape 7.1 or 7.2

  1. If you are using Netscape 7.1 or 7.2, select Popup Windows.
    1. Either uncheck Block unrequested sites or continue with the steps below.
    2. Click the Allowed Sites button.
    3. Enter "moodle.umn.edu" in the text field. Click Add.
    4. Click OK.
  2. Select OK.

Yahoo! Toolbar

  1. Go to your Moodle course
  2. Click the Yahoo! Toolbar Pop-Up Blocker button.
  3. Click Always Allow Pop-Up From...
  4. Click moodle.umn.edu.
  5. Click the Allow button.
  6. In response to the "Always allow pop-ups from moodle.umn.edu" dialog box, click the OK button.
  7. Click www.umn.edu.
  8. Click the Allow button.
  9. In response to the "Always allow pop-ups from www.umn.edu" dialog box, click the OK button.
  10. Click the Close button.

Google Toolbar

  1. Go to your Moodle course.
  2. Once you have entered the course, in the Google Toolbar click the button which shows the number of pop-ups that have been blocked. The button will now say "Popups okay."

Free downloads

Win Mac
Firefox win mac
Internet Explorer 7 win
Adobe Reader win mac
Flash Player win mac
Shockwave Player win mac
Windows Media win mac
RealPlayer 10 win mac
QuickTime Player win mac
PowerPoint Viewer win mac
Excel Viewer win

Word Viewer

Last modified: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 06:04 PM