Web Browser / Operating System Compatibility List for Blackboard

The following table shows the Operating Systems and Web Browsers that are supported by the University's current Blackboard installation.

OS and Browser Compatibility

Microsoft Windows


Internet Explorer 11 Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 9 Firefox Extended Support Release Firefox (Final Release Channel) Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows Vista (32-bit) Unsupported Unsupported Certified Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit) Unsupported Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (64-bit) Certified  Certified Compatible Certified Certified Certified
Windows 8 (32-bit) Compatible Unsupported Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 8 (64-bit) Certified  Unsupported Unsupported Certified Certified Certified

Apple Mac


Safari 7 Safari 6 Firefox Extended Support Release Firefox (Final Release Channel) Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
Mac OSX 10.7 Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Mac OSX 10.8 Unsupported Certified Certified Certified Certified
Mac OSX 10.9 Certified Unsupported Certified Certified Certified

We recommend using Firefox or Chrome instead of Safari.

Key

Certified: fully tested and supported
Compatible: key application areas tested

Notes:

  • Internet Explorer 9 is only supported in Standards Mode.
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS 14 and 15 were used during accessibility testing of 9.1 April 2014.
  • Chrome support: due to the auto-update feature of Chrome, support is based on the version available at the time of testing. 9.1 April 2014 was tested with Chrome 34.
  • Firefox support: due to the auto-update feature of Firefox, support is based on the version available at the time of testing. 9.1 April 2014 was tested with Firefox versions 28 and 24 (ESR).
  • Note on OSX 10.8 Java is no longer shipped as part of the OS install and must be downloaded and installed by users on request of application/applet - this is a one time action on the part of the user.