Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Blackboard Supported Browsers

Blackboard supports five primary browsers for Learn releases.

Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser.

Supported Desktop Browser Versions
 Chrome**  36+
 Edge**  1+
 Firefox  31+
 Internet Explorer
 9+  (Windows only)
 Safari  6+ (MacOS only)

* Mobile app versions of these browsers aren't support at this time, although users may have success using them.

** Google Chrome versions 42+ and Microsoft Edge do not support NPAPI-type plug-ins including Java plug-ins and many media browser plug-ins. Blackboard doesn't support these browsers for use with the Virtual Classroom and Lightweight Chat tools, the multiple-file upload interface, or embedded media that require NPAPI plug-ins for viewing.

Computer Needs

  1. Make sure you are using a supported browser from the list above.
  2. Download media so that you can hear and see all content: Media Downloads.
  3. Use the System Check on your Blackboard 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 Blackboard 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

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