If you find that your question or query is not addressed in the Student FAQ pages or the online Blackboard User Manual and tutorials, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
In order to have the best learning experience possible in your course, you will need to have an update-to-date computer and a high-speed Internet connection (i.e. DSL, cable modem, FiOS). A dial-up connection with 56K telephone style modems cannot transfer data effectively.
You will need to make sure that your Internet browser is compatible with Blackboard. Please see the following compatibility information:
Certified: fully tested and supported.
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly.
Unsupported: either impossible or not tested.
|Microsoft® Windows® Operating System|
|Internet Explorer® 9
||Internet Explorer 8
||Firefox (Final Release)
||Firefox 3.6||Chrome (Stable)
|Windows® XP (32-bit)||Unsupported||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible|
|Windows Vista® (32-bit)||Certified||Compatible||Certified||Compatible||Compatible|
|Windows Vista (64-bit)||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible|
|Windows 7 (32-bit)||Certified||Compatible||Certified||Compatible||Certified|
|Windows 7 (64-bit)||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible|
|Apple® Mac OS® Operating System|
|Safari® 5.1||Safari 5.0||Safari 4.0||Firefox (Final Release)
||Firefox 3.6||Chrome (Stable)
|Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®"||Unsupported||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible|
|Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®"||Compatible||Certified||Compatible||Certified||Compatible||Certified|
|Mac OSX 10.7 "Lion®"||Compatible||Unsupported||Unsupported||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible|
- Firefox is the recommended browser for use with Blackboard. If you do not have the latest version of Firefox, you can download it at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/.*
- If you prefer to use Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 as your browser, you may need to click the compatibility icon at the right end of the address bar to be able to access all of the content within Blackboard.
- Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6 (Java). JRE 7 is not supported. Java can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.*
- The following technologies are not supported by Blackboard:
- Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7
- Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5
- Safari 2.0, 3.x (or any version on Windows)
- Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
- Java 5
- The most recent version of iTunes, which can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/. This download will also provide you with the latest version of Quicktime.*
- The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.*
- The current version of Windows Media Player free from Microsoft at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-media-player.*
- A current version of virus and spyware software.
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