Internet Browser Requirements and Settings

Recommended Browsers

A browser is used to display a webpage on the internet. In fact, you are using one right now. The most common is Microsoft's Internet Explorer however, Mozilla Firefox 3 and later is recommended to best view this site. If you don't already have Firefox on your computer is available as a free download at: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Note: Internet Explorer can potentially cause running errors. Opera and Safari will not show the built-in HTML editor in Moodle.

Before You Begin

If you feel you require some basic information about using a web browser (Example: Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) please access the following web page: net.TUTOR - Getting Started on the Web

Configure Pop-up Windows

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. Others require more effort than this as follows:

Mozilla Firefox

  • Go to "Tools", and then "Options"
  • Click "Content" tab
  • If " Block pop-up windows" is checked, then click the "Exceptions" button near it.
  • Type: "moodle.vcc.ca"
  • Click "Allow", then click "Close", then click "OK"

Internet Explorer Popup Blocker

  • Go to "Tools", and then select "Popup Blocker". At this point you can either just turn the pop-up blocker off, or continue with the settings below.
  • Select "Popup Blocker Settings"
  • For "Address of Web site to allow", type "moodle.vcc.ca"
  • Click the "Add" button
  • Click the "Close" button
  • Close and restart Internet Explorer

Yahoo! Toolbar

  • Go to your Moodle course
  • Click the "Yahoo! Toolbar Pop-Up Blocker" button
  • Click "Always Allow Pop-Up From..."
  • Click "moodle.vcc.ca"
  • Click the "Allow" button.

Google Toolbar

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

Netscape 7.1 or 7.2

  • Select "Popup Windows"
  • Either uncheck "Block unrequested sites" or continue with the steps below
  • Click the "Allowed Sites" button
  • Enter "moodle.vcc.ca" in the text field the click "Add"
  • Click "OK"
  • Select "OK"