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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:

Windows
Windows XP Internet Explorer 8
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows Vista Internet Explorer 9 or 8
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows 7 Internet Explorer 10, 9 or 8
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Mac OS
10.6 "Snow Leopard" Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
10.7 "Lion" Safari 6.0.6, 6.0.3 or 6.0.1
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
10.8 "Mountain Lion" Safari 6.0.6, 6.0.3 or 6.0.1
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel)

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
  • find, open and save 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)
  • to be an independent learner who can manage time effectively