Technical Requirements

Browsers

  • Moodle will work in any modern web browser, however, moodle works best in a range of specific browser types (see below). Your browser should also have both cookies and javascript enabled.
  • Recommended Browsers:
    • Internet Explorer (v5.5 or later).
    • Firefox (all versions)
    • Opera does not show build-in html editor in Moodle.
    • Safari does not show build-in html editor in Moodle. Chat tool does not work properly there all the time.
    • Google Chrome is not yet fully compatible with Moodle

Pop-up configuration

Some of the Moodle courses use pop-up windows, therefore you will need to disable pop-up blockers in your browser. Some blockers may be turned off on Windows by right clicking an icon on the system tray, next to where the clock resides.

Firefox

  1. Go to Tools > Options.
  2. Click Content tab.
  3. If Block pop-up windows is checked, then click Exceptions button near it.
  4. Type buelearning.hkbu.edu.hk (for BU Courses) or scemoodle.hkbu.edu.hk (for SCE/CIE Courses)
  5. Click Allow, click Close, click OK.

Internet Explorer’s Built-In Popup Blocker

  1. Go to Tools: Popup Blocker. At this point you can either just turn the pop-up blocker off, or continue with the settings below.
  2. Select Popup Blocker Settings.
  3. For Address of Web site to allow, type "https://*.hkbu.edu.hk"
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Click the Close button.
  6. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Yahoo! Toolbar 

  1. Go to your moodle course
  2. Click the Yahoo! Toolbar Pop-Up Blocker button.
  3. Click Always Allow Pop-Up From...
  4. Click buelearning.hkbu.edu.hk (for BU Courses) or scemoodle.hkbu.edu.hk (for SCE/CIE Courses)
  5. Click the Allow button.
  6. In response to the Always allow pop-ups from bumoodle.hkbu.edu.hk dialog box, click the OK button.
  7. Click buelearning.hkbu.edu.hk (for BU Courses) or scemoodle.hkbu.edu.hk (for SCE/CIE Courses)
  8. Click the Allow button.
  9. In response to the Always allow pop-ups from bumoodle.hkbu.edu.hk dialog box, click the OK button.
  10. Click the Close button.

Google Toolbar

  1. Go to your Moodle course.
  2. Once you have entered the course, in the Google Toolbar click the button which shows the number of pop-ups that have been blocked. The button will now say "Popups okay."