Online Learning System Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Online Learning Using Moodle

Before a learner, facilitator and instructor can begin using the Online Learning Center Moodle site, the following minimum skills, software and hardware requirements must be met.

A learner, facilitator or instructor is expected to have at least:

  • Basic keyboarding competence
  • Basic knowledge of the computer operating system
  • Basic knowledge of software and tools such as …
  • Word Processing (Microsoft Word recommended)
  • Email
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer recommended)
  • Search Engine (Google or similar)

Minimum requirements for computer software

  • Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, OpenOffice or another word processing program capable of saving files in PDF format.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote or similar presentation software.
  • Web Browser installed, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. If you plan to use a browser supplied by your Internet Service Provider (such as AOL or WebTV), have the latest version installed. However, there is no guarantee all course features will function in these browsers.
  • Email software or Webmail support for email activity, including sending and receiving file attachments and graphics.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for downloading, view, saving and printing PDF files.
  • Flash Player for audio and video clips.
  • Windows Media Player or QuickTime for audio and video clips.
  • Antivirus software.

Minimum requirements for computer hardware

  • An IBM compatible (PC) or Macintosh system (see details below).
  • Internet service with access via modem (DSL or Cable), phone line (dial-up), wireless satellite or direct network connection. A broadband or high speed connection is strongly recommended. Some features and functions may take a long time to download when using dial-up.
  • Access to the online environment (the Online Learning Center Moodle site) at least 10 hours per week.
  • An email account for sending and receiving electronic mail via the Internet, including attachments.

PC Hardware Requirements

  • Pentium II 500 MHz or above
  • Windows 98 operating system or above
  • 128 MB RAM (or more)
  • 56 KB modem or better
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Microphone and earphone or headset
  • 40 MB free disk space or more

Macintosh Hardware Requirements

  • Power PC, G3 233 MHz or better
  • OS 9 or higher
  • 128 MB RAM (or more)
  • 56.6 KB modem or better
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Microphone and earphone or headset
  • 40 MB free disk space or more

Adobe Connect Requirements:

In addition to the basic PC requirements above, if you are using Adobe Connect to access online training, you will need the following hardware.

  • Hard-wired Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Headset with microphone or telephone with headset
  • Available telephone for back-up audio