Mobile devices

While you can access your course through mobile devices, you may find that some interactive resources may not work to their full ability.

Internet speed

Use a broadband connection through USB wireless modem, ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable. Your connection should be 256 Kbit/second or faster to ensure that you can view videos and online presentations.

Internet browser

To help you get the best out of your Student Community, we recommend you keep all your browsers up-to-date with the latest versions. Below is a table detailing our browser requirements for a flawless Student Community experience:

Browser Minimum version Recommended version Notes
Google Chrome 49.0 Latest Recommended for optimal compatibility. This has been thoroughly tested on Windows.
Mozilla Firefox 25.0 Latest
Apple Safari 6 Latest Recommended for optimal compatibility This has been thoroughly tested on Mac.
Internet Explorer 9 Latest Version 10 is required for drag-and-drop upload of content from outside the browser into Moodle.


For our induction webinars and online classrooms we use a system called WebEx. The software/plugin is free to use and simple to set up. The system requirements for WebEx can be found here and the chrome extension can be found here.

Please read the requirements for WebEx and confirm that your system meets their requirements as well as ours.


We recommend that the following be enabled:

  1. Cookies
  2. Pop-ups (in both internet browser and security software)
  3. Javascript


We recommend that you use the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Resource viewing

We recommend that you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To view all the resources uploaded to the Student Community, you will probably need to have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or an equivalent (e.g. Open Office, Viewer) installed.


With all firewalls, ensure that you enable uploading of files.

If you plan to study from a public place such as an office or the library, please investigate firewalls that may restrict your experience. You may need to talk to your boss or IT team to ensure that you will have access to common sites such as Dropbox. While they may not be essential, a number of external sites will be listed throughout your course as recommended reading.