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User Guide

A place to find out general information about learning using the Moodle platform.

Site: Recovery College Online
Course: Recovery College Online
Book: User Guide
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Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:08 PM

The Tutorial: Using Moodle Course

If you're unfamiliar with Moodle and wish to know more about using the site please go to the 'Tutorial: Using Moodle' course using the button below.

This course will take you through the various activities used within the courses on this site. It will also look at how to enrol on a course, how to edit your profile and course completion tracking.

There is a 'Tutorial: Using Moodle' User Tour the first time you go into the course itself, this will guide you through what you are seeing on the page and discuss some elements of navigating the site. We recommend that whilst you're reading this User Tour that you don't click the links that it mentions as this will direct you away from the page with the user tour on it.

Minimum Device Requirements

For this site to run effectively it is recommended that your device (PC, laptop, mobile or tablet) meets the following minimum requirements – if not, there may be some issues with the functionality.

Operating System

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7 with current updates or higher.

  • Mac OSX 10.7 or higher.

System Resources

  • Screen resolution at least 800 x 600 (min. 1024x768 recommended).

  • Processor (Intel or AMD) 2GHz or faster.

  • 2GB of RAM.

Internet Requirements

An internet connection speed of 256 Kbit/sec or faster—this will ensure that you can view videos and online presentations.

Compatible Browsers


Google Chrome (latest version)
Microsoft Edge (latest version)
Internet Explorer 11
Firefox (latest version)


Google Chrome (latest version)
Safari (latest version)
Firefox (latest version)


Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later
Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later
Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

Additional Software

Microsoft Office or a free equivalent like Open Office installed on the device to view and edit documents – most modern devices come with at least a document reader installed.

A PDF viewer e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) – most modern devices will come with a PDF viewer installed.

A flash player e.g. JAVA, Adobe Flash – most modern devices will come with a flash player. NOTE: Specifically iPad/iPhone does not support flash so you may not see some content when using these devices.


If you’re having difficulty please check that you have cookies enabled, your pop-up blocker is disabled for the this site and you have JavaScript enabled.


It is worthwhile having anti-virus software installed on your device to protect it; typically used are Norton, McAfee or AVG (offers free anti-virus software).

With any firewalls you have installed make sure that you have the uploading of files enabled.

Mobile Devices

There is a Moodle app available for Android devices that can be a useful additional tool for e-learning on the go, however, the iPad/iPhone Moodle app is not recommended.

It is recommended to login to Recovery College Online using the mobile device’s browser to access all activities and information available within the courses.

How to contact us and feedback

If you would like to provide any feedback to us about this site please click the image below.

Click here to go to General Feedback

If you have any queries, questions or concerns you can also email us at