Blackboard Software Recommendations

Is your browser compatible with Blackboard? See the following tables regarding system / browser compatibility and support as defined by Blackboard, Inc. for version 9.1 April 2014 (9.1.201404.160205).

Supported Supported by the vendor and Blackboard.
Unsupported Unsupported by the vendor or not supported by Blackboard.


Windows Systems

 

Internet Explorer 11 Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 9

Firefox
(Final Release Channel)

Google Chrome (Stable Channel)

Windows Vista
(32-bit)

Unsupported by Microsoft Unsupported by Microsoft

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Vista
(64-bit)

Unsupported by Microsoft Unsupported by Microsoft

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows 7
(32-bit)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported

Windows 7
(64-bit)

Supported Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows 8
(32-bit)

Supported Unsupported by Microsoft

Unsupported by Microsoft

Supported

Supported

Windows 8
(64-bit)
Supported Unsupported by Microsoft Unsupported by Microsoft Supported Supported

 

Mac OSX Systems

 

Safari 7

Safari 6

Firefox(Final Release Channel)

Google Chrome (Stable Channel)

Mac OSX
10.7
"Lion"

Unsupported by Apple 

Supported

Supported

Supported

Mac OSX
10.8
"Mountain Lion"

Unsupported by Apple 

Supported

Supported

Supported

Mac OSX
10.9
"Mavericks"

Supported Unsupported by Apple  Supported Supported

 

Notes:

Technologies NOT supported


Pop-Up/Spam Blockers

All popup blockers on your computer should be turned off before logging into Blackboard. If they aren't you may experience difficulties when using Blackboard. For more information on how to turn off pop-up blocker, see the following information. If you continue to have difficulties, please contact the Help Desk.

JavaScript and Cookies

Javascript and Cookies must be set to "enabled' or "true." Also, Java must be enabled. Alternatively, selecting the "Medium Security Level" (on the "Privacy" tab of the "Internet Options" panel) will provide the necessary settings.

Browser Plug-ins

For some courses, you may be required to have one or more of these plug-in application programs. Each course should specify which plug-ins are required. Generally, plug-in software should already be present on your computer when you purchase it. However, we recommend that you verify that (1) you have these plug-ins installed & configured on your web browser, and (2) you have at least the minimum required version for each plug-in.

Remember, all these plug-in software applications are free downloads from the vendors. For installation assistance with these plug-ins, please contact the technical support of the respective vendors.