Minimum system requirements for maximising your OpenLearning experience

To maximise your OpenLearning experience, we recommend that you adhere to the following system requirements:


Operating systems

Recommended: Windows 10, Mac OSX Sierra, iPad IOS10

Internet speed: At minimum a broadband connection (256 Kbit/sec or faster—this buffering will allow you to view videos and online presentations), USB wireless modem, ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable.


Internet browsers

Recommended: Chrome is our most tested browser, otherwise:

  •  32bit version of Chrome v58 and above; 

  •  Firefox Mozilla v54 and above; 
  •  Microsoft Edge v40; 
  •  Safari v9; and
  •  Internet Explorer v11

MS Internet Explorer is not recommended. However, should you experience IE problems, please visit this page for troubleshooting help. 


Browser settings 

Images not refreshing?

This may be caused by a cache issue. You can force refresh your browser cache if you run into any loading errors. This can be done for Chrome using SHIFT + COMMAND/WINDOWS KEY + R or CTRL + F5 for Firefox. We recommend that you do this around once every six months or so.

Plugins, add-ons

Buttons not responsive?

This may be caused by conflicting commands. We recommend you disable all ad blockers, as some browser plugins may interfere with the proper functioning of our website. In particular, our widgets and group activities. Feel free to turn them back on after for your own safety.

Resource viewing

OpenLearning works seamlessly to provide you access to all of your course materials within the platform. If requested, you may be asked to install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


With all firewalls, ensure that you enable uploading of files.

Mobile devices

OpenLearning currently works on mobile via our mobile browser.

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  • Open Learning no longer works with IE 11.

    I am unable to log in with IE. I can log in with Chrome, but if I cut and paste the email address and password I use for Chrome into IE 11, I get "Error: Invalid login or password".

    I can no longer can get to courses with IE 11. The URL for a course, eg. , gets turned into a redirect, and IE just displays a blank page.

    Trying to navigate to courses via doesn't work. The video on the splash screen displays OK, but the "Learn" button just goes to the footer. The "Courses" link in the footer just refreshes the footer. I cannot navigate to my course.

    For the highlighted courses on the splash screen, the "Find Out More" button for "Understanding Human Cognition in Designing Interfaces" just displays a blank page. Strangely, the "Find Out More" button for "Writing with IMPACT" does go to the Join Now screen. Roughly half the highlighted courses consistently go to the Join Now page and half result in a blank page!

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