Supported Browsers

Recommended Browsers

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

IOS devices (iPhones and iPads)

We are in the process of updating all our online learning material to be html5 compliant, Departmental staff can be assured that our preferred browser (chrome) will work with html 5 other users may wish to check their browser's capability here

Required browser settings

To ensure you are able to access various types of content and features within Moodle, select the following browser settings:

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

Check out the procedure for enabling these browser settings from the following links:

  • Chrome help:
  • Internet Explorer help:
  • Firefox help: http//
  • Safari: go to Safari > Preferences. All three settings are easily located on the Security tab.

Note: If you would like these settings to apply only to Moodle, you can choose to add as an exception in the relevant browser settings page.

Recommended browser add-ons
For some specific content-type, add-ons may need to be installed if your browser is not already configured:

A PDF Reader
PDF reader should be installed on your computer, and a PDF browser plugin will let you view PDFs in a browser window without opening a separate program. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader at The download includes the browser plugin. To install this plugin, just follow the prompts.

Apple Quicktime
Apple Quicktime provides easy access to multiple audio and video formats. Macintosh computers come with Quicktime already installed. Windows users should also install Quicktime. You can download Quicktime at

Java is generally not required in Moodle. However, if some content added into a Moodle unit do use them, you will see a warning if you need to install or upgrade Java. You can download Java at


Last modified: Thursday, 21 May 2020, 1:18 PM