MECA’s Continuing Studies online courses will take place on the online learning platform Moodle.org. Moodle will provide the home base for your class, but you may also participate in Zoom video conferences, Google Hangouts, and shared Google Drive folders.
You should have some comfort maneuvering the web before signing up for an online course.
The computer must have speakers and microphone capabilities for Zoom video conferencing.
Minimum OS: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.10 and higher. Windows 7 and higher.
Mac OS, Windows OS or Chrome OS computer with: 2.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Core i5 and higher desktop CPU.
Bandwidth Requirements: 2.0 Mbps or faster
The following browser recommendations and settings should improve your experience using Moodle and ensure access to the activities and tools in your Moodle course sites.
Moodle will operate using the browsers listed below, but typically runs best in the latest versions. Chrome or Firefox are the preferred browsers for use with Moodle.
Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues: Internet Explorer 10 and below, Safari 7 and below
You may find it helpful to have more than one browser installed on your computer. If you run into problems using Moodle, moving to another browser may resolve your issues.
The following browser settings should be selected:
Do not block pop-up windows
Note: In some browsers, you can make an exception for Moodle if you don't want to use these settings for all websites.
Instructions for browser settings are available via the following links:
The following add-ons may need to be installed if your browser is not already configured with them:
Java may need to be installed and enabled in your browser for features used by some Moodle courses. You will typically see a warning if you need to install or upgrade Java. Download/Check Java.
Adobe PDF Reader and PDF browser plugin will let you view PDFs in a browser window without opening a separate program. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader. The download includes the browser plugin. To install this plugin, just follow prompts.
Adobe Flash Player plugin for your browser will allow you to access Flash video and rich interactive media. Download Adobe Flash Player. If the most recent version of Flash Player is not working well with your browser, you can revert to a previous version.
Apple Quicktime provides easy access to multiple audio and video formats your instructors may post. Macintosh computers come with Quicktime already installed. Windows users may also install Quicktime. Download Quicktime.