Technical Information

Technology requirements for DL courses

The most important technology that you will need to successfully complete your Distance Learning programme at the University of Nicosia, is a computer. We recommend the following hardware specifications so that you can comfortably run multiple applications as well as take full advantage of the learning management system (Moodle) and the teleconferencing system (Cisco WebEx and Skype for Business)

Operating System and Browser Support

The following recommendations and settings will improve your experience using Moodle and ensure access to the activities and material in Moodle as well as access to teleconferencing sessions via WebEx.

Windows Mac OS X Linux
Operating Systems 1 8.1 (32bit, 64bit)
Ubuntu 12.x (Gnome)
Ubuntu 14.x (Gnome)
Red Hat 5
Red Hat 6
Open SuSE 13.1
Open SuSE 13.2
Fedora 19
Fedora 20
(all 32bit)
Processor Intel Dual-Core CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor Intel CPU-based Intel or AMD x86
JavaScript JavaScript and cookies enabled on browsers JavaScript and cookies enabled on browsers JavaScript and cookies enabled on browsers
Other Java isn’t required for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users Oracle Java 6 to Oracle Java 8 Oracle Java 6 to Oracle Java 8
libstdc++ 6.0
GNOME/KDE windowing system
Browsers: 2
Chrome (recommended) Latest (32bit, 64bit) Latest (32bit, 64bit)
Mozilla Firefox 52 and later 52 and later 52 and later (32-bit only)
Safari 11 and later
Internet Explorer 11 (32bit, 64bit)

Note: You may find it helpful to have more than one browser installed on your computer. If you run into problems using DL services, moving to another browser may resolve your issues.

1     Playback of recorded WebEx

Playback of recorded WebEx teleconference sessions (.arf file type) is only supported on Windows and Mac. Recorded sessions cannot be viewed on mobile devices (phone/tablet) or Linux machines.

2      Browser settings should be set as follows:

    • Enable Cookies
    • Enable Javascript 
    • Do not block pop-up windows
    • Enable TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2 (instructions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

        Support pages for each browser are available here:


PDF Reader

PDF reader should be installed on your computer, and a PDF browser plugin will let you view PDFs in a browser window without opening a separate program.

  • Download Adobe Acrobat Reader at The download includes the browser plugin. To install this plugin, just follow prompts.


Java may need to be installed and enabled in your browser for features used by some Moodle courses. You will see a warning if you need to install or upgrade Java.

Technical Requirements for Exams

In the case of exams in which no physical presence is required, in addition to uninterrupted internet, the below minimum device requirements are needed to ensure the best test-taking experience:

Minimum System Requirements

  Windows Mac Linux Chrome OS
Operating Systems  Windows 7 or newer version macOS 10.11 or newer version Ubuntu 18.04 or newer version Chrome 58 or newer version
Processor Intel Pentium or better Intel Intel Pentium or better Intel or ARM
Free Disk Space 250 MB
Free RAM 2GB
Upload Speed 0.092 Mbps – 0.244 Mbps
Microphone Any Microphone, either internal or external for all systems
Webcam 320 x 240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external for all systems

Note: Free RAM is the minimum amount of memory that is not in use by other applications

Web Browsers:

  • Chrome (recommended) – Latest version (32bit, 64bit)
  • Microsoft Edge – Latest version (32bit, 64bit)