Instructors please advise students to use the following recommended browsers.
Recommended minimum browser for EdTech: Google Chrome, or recent Mozilla Firefox,
- IE8 and Safari 5 are no longer fully supported. They should still work but they are not tested regularly and there might be some problems. Like most of the world's Web sites and browser producers, we encourage you to keep your browsers current to improve security and functionality while saving us valuable time. (For example see what Google is doing.)
- IE6 and IE7 are not recommended for Moodle 2.6 at all. You will encounter difficulties trying to use those old browsers in today's Internet.
I would love to use the newest version of Firefox. However, every time it updates, I have to keep moving my mouse in order for it to load, or do anything for that matter. It stalls as soon as I release the mouse. Any suggestions?
It appears that your computer is running low on memory resources when trying to update Firefox. We recommend updating the browser when no other webpages are open within the browser.
I'm having a hard time understanding why we use a system that doesn't support the native Windows and OSX browsers.
That’s a good question!
Our Moodle site is supported by Moodlerooms using Joule 2.0 which requires JS for optimal performance. In order to experience the new learning environment new versions of OS software are used when available.
As I understand it the current Windows and OSX browsers are supported. It is only the old ones that are not supported. Third party browsers are recommended, not mandatory.
Also, I think you are using the term "native" incorrectly, but I am not an expert. Native usually means that an application was written specifically for a platform and not ported or emulated. Third party apps can be native in this sense, even if they are not bundled or included by default.