Saturday, April 19, 2014

Computer Needs

  1. Make sure you are using a supported browser from the list below.
  2. Download media so that you can hear and see all content: Media Downloads.
  3. Use the System Check on your ANGEL login page.
  4. On your computer, go to
    • Start > Control Panel>Internet Options> Security>Use Pop Up Blocker> Disable
    • Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Security >Trusted Sites> type in your Angel Login URL > Uncheck the Require Server Verification (https:) for all sites in this zone option.
    • Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Security Tab > Custom Level > Scripting > Allow status bar updates via script > Enable.
    • Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Delete Browsing history.
      Do this daily.

Computer Requirements - A personal computer with one of the following operating systems is required: Microsoft Windows OS (XP, Vista); Apple Mac OS X (10.0) or above; or Unix/Linux.

Internet Access - 56K Dial-Up connection or better. DSL or Cable recommended. computer with sticky notes

Recommended Software - Adobe Acrobat Reader; Macromedia Flash 7.0+; Macromedia: Shockwave; Quicktime; Windows Media

Angel Supported Browsers

Certified: fully tested and supported. 
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly. 
Unsupported: either impossible or not tested.

Microsoft® Windows®
Operating System

Internet Explorer® 10  Internet Explorer® 9 Internet Explorer 8 Firefox (Final Release Channel Firefox ESR
Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows® XP (32-bit)
 Unsupported Unsupported Certified Compatible Certified Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit)
 Unsupported Certified Certified Certified Certified Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit)
 Unsupported Certified Certified Compatible Certified Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit)
 Unsupported Certified Certified Certified Certified Certified
Windows 7 (64-bit)
 Unsupported Certified Certified Compatible Certified Compatible

 Windows 8 (32-bit)

 Certified  Unsupported  Unsupported  Compatible  Compatible  Compatible

 Windows 8 (64-bit)

 Certified  Unsupported  Unsupported  Compatible  Compatible  Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

Safari 6.0   Safari 5.0  Firefox (Final Release Channel) Firefox ESR Google Chrome (Stable Channel) 
Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®"
 Unsupported Compatible Certified Certified Compatible
Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®"
 Unsupported Certified Certified Certified Certified

 Mac OSX 10.7 "Lion ®"

 Certified  Compatible  Compatible  Compatible  Compatible
 Firefox (Final Release Channel)  Firefox(ESR) Chrome  Internet Explorer  Safari
ANGEL 8.0 SP6   FF 18.0.x  FF 17.0.x  Chrome 24  IE9 & IE10  Safari  6.0.2
  • Recommend that Pop-up Blocking is disabled.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 were used during accessibility testing for ANGEL 8.0.   
  • In order to support Internet Explorer 9, the ANGEL Secure Browser has been updated to version 3.0.  See the Maintenance Center for download links for the installer and configuration guide.

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