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Moodle 2.6 and supported browsers

Currently supported browsers:

The following web browsers are supported by Moodle:

  • recent Google Chrome
  • recent Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari 6
  •  Internet Explorer 9 (although 10 is required for drag-and-drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle)

Note: Firefox does not support cut-and-paste actions with the mouse; use the keyboard commands instead (Ctrl-X to cut, Ctrl-C to copy, and Ctrl-V to paste).

Non-supported browsers:

Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are not recommended for Moodle 2.6 at all.  You will encounter difficulties trying to use those old browsers in today’s Internet.

Other browsers:

Internet Explorer 8 and Safari 5 are no longer fully supported. They should still work but they are not tested regularly and there might be some problems. 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: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.ca/2012/09/supporting-modern-browsers-internet.html).

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Moodle 2: Where are we?

Many people – internal and external to Royal Holloway – have asked where we are in relation to Moodle 2.  While we have tried to maintain up-to-date information on Matt Lingard’s googledocs spreadsheet of HE/FE institutions and their plans to move to Moodle 2.x, we have only recently come up with a plan to move away from the soon-to-be unsupported and therefore unviable Moodle 1.9.

We are now aiming towards a September 2012 launch of Moodle 2.2, with Equella and Panopto integration.  We do not yet have a sandbox or cloned copies of our existing 1.9.13 instances but these in-house installations are about to be delivered.  We will be evaluating the platform in the RHUL context before Easter.  With only one Learning Technologist here we are bringing in a consultant on a short-term contract, to cover shortfalls in both the IT and Educational Development services.
Given the very short time-frame, the engagement levels you might expect in a research-led institution with very low levels of support – our main challenge is ensuring we have a Moodle installation and a support framework with which senior managers, service providers, academics, administrators and students have access to and confidence in.

The next post on this will cover the many advantages Moodle 2 will bring Royal Holloway.

Any questions?