Help pages - Student guide to using NMIT Moodle

NMIT Moodle is a website providing course resources and learning activities for NMIT students. Not all courses at NMIT have materials in NMIT Online – your tutor will direct you to the site as appropriate. The site utilizes the internationally recognized MOODLE Open Source software platform.

To get to NMIT Moodle, go to

This section covers the basics of logging in, updating your personal information and registering on the relevant course sites.

Computer requirements


Students planning to study our online courses or access NMIT Online from home will require access to:

  • A computer capable of running the following software, accessing the internet and playing audio and video files (i.e. has a sound card with speakers or headphones).
  • An Internet connection – while the courses can be accessed via a 56 kbps modem we strongly recommend a broadband connection to take full advantage of video and audio resources provided.
  • An email programme (e.g. Outlook or Thunderbird) or online email account (e.g. Gmail or Hotmail)
  • Minimum browser: Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 8 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle) , Safari 5, Google Chrome 11, Opera 9
  • Media player software for playing common audio and video files either as a standalone software (e.g. Windows media player, iTunes, QuickTime, VLC media player) or plug-ins to your internet browser (e,g, Flash).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 7 or above) for displaying PDF files.
  • A word processing programme - either Microsoft Word 2000 (or above), Open Office (free), Google Docs (free) or some other equivalent.

Students should also be comfortable with using the computer including, basic file management, email and word processing skills. Access to and familiarity with using a digital camera and uploading pictures would also be an advantage.

The following resources may be useful to guide you through general computing and online study issues.

NMIT Computer support materials

iNeedHelp (

  • provides information on other NMIT computing services as well as resources on a range of general software and internet skills

Library, research and study support

NMIT Learning Support service (

  • Study tip sheets

NMIT Library (

  • Online research resources
  • SearchPath - a tutorial on Library services and research skills
  • Services for distance students

Online study – so what’s involved? (

  • Hints for studying online