Your computer will be your primary tool in accomplishing class work and communicating with your teacher and fellow students in an e-Learning course using Moodle. It is critical that it meets certain base requirements. These requirements are listed below.
Window 95, 98, ME, NT, or 2000. Macintosh with System 8.1 or higher
133 MHz or higher
32 MEG Ram
Hard Drive Space
Generally speaking, enough to effectively run a web browser (100 MB free)
28.8 modem or better. Some classes using streaming media and or large files may require faster connections - check with the instructor.
Some classes may have CD-ROM component - check with instructor.
Some classes may have components requiring a sound card - check with instructor. In addition, you may need a webcam, microphone, and speakers if your class has audio and visual components in the course.
You must be able to connect to the Internet through an ISP (like Oakland, or AOL, or Microsoft Network. DSL or a cable connection (high speed) is best for the learning management programs used in online teaching.
You must have a current Internet browser installed on your machine; Microsoft Internet Explorer will work for Moodle, although Firefox is currently less trouble.
We recommend Firefox for Moodle. You may download the free program at mozilla.com
You must be able to send and receive e-mail via a personal e-mail account.