Learning Management System Web Browser FAQ

Why can't I use Internet Explorer to access GFOA's Learning Management System?

The Learning Management System takes advantage of modern developments in web design and standards that Internet Explorer does not support. GFOA did not exclude it by choice.

Internet Explorer has been deemed "end of life" by Microsoft. That means that Microsoft ended technical support and security updates for the program in January of this year. As a result, Microsoft is no longer supporting or updating the program rendering it unsafe to use on the web.

In addition to being out-of-date, Internet Explorer is also not standards compliant. Webpages display differently using Internet Explorer versus a standards compliant browser which often breaks functionality. This is one of the reasons why IE cannot be used to view GFOA's Learning Management System.

Just last year, Microsoft themselves published an article entitled "The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser" advocating transitioning away from IE.

Am I currently using Internet Explorer?

You can check which browse you're using at https://www.whatismybrowser.com/

After the above website loads, the top bar will display which internet browser and operating system you're currently using.

What browser should I use instead?

Any number of up-to-date, standards compliant browsers are supported to access the GFOA LMS and will also give you a safer, faster, more secure experience across the entire internet.

Popular options include, but are not limited to:

Your IT department should be able to walk you through the downloading and installation of any of the above browsers.

After you've gotten your new browser installed, you can access GFOA's Learning Management System with these step-by-step instructions.