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Operating Systems and Browsers
Blackboard has very specific recommendations for Operating System and Browser combinations. Check the list below to see if your computer configuration meets the recommendations.
Internet Explorer Users: Blackboard is compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 only. Internet Explorer 11 is NOT FULLY COMPATIBLE with Blackboard. Use of Internet Explorer 11 is NOT RECOMMENDED.
Firefox Users: At the time of testing, Firefox 24.0 was the latest available version. Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Firefox. Beta versions are not supported for use with Blackboard.
Google Chrome Users: At the time of testing, Chrome 30 was the latest available version. Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome. Beta and prior versions are not supported for use with Blackboard.
Macintosh Users: Safari 2.0, 3.x or any version on Windows is not supported. Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" is also not supported.
Java: Java is required for correct functioning of Blackboard. Java 7 is the recommended version. On Mac OS 10.8, Java is no longer shipped as part of the OS install and must be download and installed by the end users. This is a one-time action on the part of the user.
|Internet Explorer 8||Internet Explorer 9||Internet Explorer 10||Internet Explorer 11||Firefox (Final Release Channel)||Google Chrome (Stable Channel)|
|Windows Vista 32-bit||Compatible||Certified||N/A||N/A||Certified||Compatible|
|Windows Vista 64-bit||Compatible||Compatible||N/A||N/A||Compatible||Compatible|
|Windows 7 32-bit||Compatible||Certified||Compatible||Provisional Not Recommended||Certified||Certified|
|Windows 7 64-bit||Compatible||Certified||Certified||Provisional Not Recommended||Certified||Certified|
|Windows 8 32-bit||N/A||N/A||Compatible||Provisional Not Recommended||Certified||Certified|
|Windows 8 64-bit||N/A||N/A||Certified||Provisional Not Recommended||Certified||Certified|
|Windows 8.1 32-bit||N/A||N/A||N/A
||Provisional Not Recommended||Compatible||Compatible|
|Windows 8.1 64-bit||N/A||N/A||N/A||Compatible||Compatible|
|Safari 4||Safari 5.0||Safari 5.0.1||Safari 6.0.1||Firefox (Final Release Channel)||Chrome (Stable Channel)|
|OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Compatible||Certified||Certified||N/A||Certified||Certified|
|OS 10.7 "Lion"||N/A||N/A
|OS 10.8 "Mountain Lion"||N/A||N/A||Certified
|OS 10.9 "Mavericks"||N/A||N/A||
Certified - Blackboard should function correctly in this operating system and browser combination provided that the browser security settings are correct and the correct version of Java is installed.
Compatible - All major areas of Blackboard should function correctly in this operating system and browser combination provided that the browser security settings are correct and the correct version of Java is installed. Some of the less used features may not function.
Provisional/Supported - This operating system and browser combination has not been completely tested. Some Blackboard features may not function correctly.