Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Resources

System check

Are you ready for Moodle? We recommend you perform a system check to test your browser and operating system for Moodle compatibility.

Moodle works best when viewed with the browser Firefox. Mac users should use the latest version of Safari.


Download the latest version of Firefox

Download the latest version of Safari

Tutorials

Plugins, players & readers

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (allows you to read pdf files.)
  • Java (if you experience trouble with Moodle, go to this site to verify that you have the latest version of this free application.)
  • Media Player (allows you to listen and view videos/audio files created for the MS Media Player.)
  • Microsoft Viewers (allows you to read-only documents created in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  You cannot edit or create documents with the viewers.)
  • Quick Time (allows you to listen or view videos / audio files)
  • RealPlayer – Free Version (allows you to listen or view videos/audio files created for QuickTime.)
  • OpenOffice (make certain you save your files as Microsoft documents, that is as .doc for Word documents; .ppt for PowerPoint presentations; and .xls for Excel documents.)
  • ZipGenius (compresses multiple files into a single file, “Zip” file, to save space.)
  • ooVoo (free video chat with up to 6 people.)

Other links & resources

  • Creative Commons (“Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.”) creativecommons.org
  • Vimeo (“Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make.”) vimeo.com
  • Jing (“Add visuals to your online conversation.”) jingproject.com
  • Wikimedia Commons [“… a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone.”]  commons.wikimedia.org
  • 20 Computer Terms To Know: 20 Computer Terms You Should Know – DailyWritingTips
  • cNet Download (“Free software downloads and software reviews.” ) download.cnet.com
  • Microsoft – Images: Clip Art and Photography (Royalty Free)  office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/
  • Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) merlot.org
  • UStream: Broadcast video LIVE to the world from a computer, mobile or iPhone in minutes, or watch thousands of shows from News to Entertainment to celebrities, 24/7 http://www.ustream.tv/
  • Justin.TV: Watch live video and chat with friends. Create your own live broadcast channel. http://www.justin.tv/
  • Huge List of Public Domain Sites: Brainy Betty