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Technical Requirements for Blackboard Learn 9

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  • Mac or Windows computer
  • Web browser validated for use with Blackboard Learn 9 (see list below)
  • Internet Connection
  • Pop-up blocker disabled
  • The latest version of Sun JRE 7 or JRE 6, which can be downloaded for free at http://www.oracle.com/

You'll need one of the below validated Web browsers for use with Blackboard Learn 9 in the Winter 2015 Session:

Windows
Windows Vista Internet Explorer 9
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows 7 Internet Explorer 11, 10 or 9
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows 8 Internet Explorer 11
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)

*Please Note: Windows XP is no longer supported for use with Blackboard Learn 9.

Mac OSX
10.7 "Lion" Safari 6
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
10.8 "Mountain Lion" Safari 6
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
10.9 "Mavericks" Safari 7
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
10.10 "Yosemite" Safari 8
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)

*Please Note: Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is no longer supported for use with Blackboard Learn 9.

You can download Firefox (Final Release Channel) for free at:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html

You can download Google Chrome (Stable Channel) for free at:

http://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

You'll need the ability to:

  • browse the Internet
  • download and upload files
  • download and install software
  • learn independently and manage time effectively

You'll also need:

  • to meet the prerequisites of the course (see online course description for more information about prerequisites)