Online learning has become a major force in higher education. It affords motivated students the opportunity to study at their own pace and in a manner that suits their demanding schedules. Chicago State University and the CTRE are committed to bringing this flexible, powerful means of learning to all students.
Online classes need to operate through a learning management system (LMS). Just as at institutions like MIT, Ohio State University, and Texas A&M, Chicago State University uses Moodle. Moodle allows students to download reading materials and assignments, watch class videos, post to discussion boards, take quizzes, and much more--all online.
At CSU, Moodle is managed by the CTRE. The department ensures that it runs smoothly, and assists users - both students and faculty - with troubleshooting. If you require further assistance with Moodle, please refer to the Faculty Support or Student Support pages, or contact the CTRE directly to make an appointment.
Below are the minimum technology requirements to access Moodle.
- Windows XP or later (Mac OSX 10.6 or later)
- Intel Pentium IV Processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- DSL or Cable Modem
- Sound card with speakers
- Microphone (recommended)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free Download)
- RealOne Player (Free Download)
- CSU email account
- Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, WOW!, etc.)
- Mozilla Firefox (Free Download) or Google Chrome (Free Download)
- NOTE: Internet Explorer is NOT a recommended web browser for Moodle.