Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Online Learning Student Support: Technical Requirements

Blackboard Minimum Technical Requirements [PDF]

Blackboard Minimum Technical Requirements as of Summer 2013

 Browser Support for Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 9

Microsoft Windows Operating System

 

Internet Explorer 10+

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 8

FireFox(Final Release Channel)

Firefox 3.6

Chrome (Stable Channel)**

Windows XP (32 bit)

Unsupported

Unsupported

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Windows Vista
(32 bit)

Unsupported

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Compatible

Windows Vista
(64 bit)

Unsupported

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Windows 7 (32 bit)

Unsupported

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Windows 7 (64 bit)

Unsupported

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Mac OS X Configurations

 

Safari 5.1

Safari 5.0

Safari 4.0

Firefox 4.0

Firefox 3.6

Chrome (Stable Channel)

Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”

Unsupported

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”

Certified

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”

Certified

Unsupported

Unsupported

Certified

Unsupported

Certified

 Required Software:

  • Microsoft Word 97 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader [http://get.adobe.com/reader]
  • Java7
  • Java, Sun JRE 6 [http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp]

Recommended Software:

  • Microsoft Office Suite 2003 or higher

Internet Access:

Broadband or local area network access, recommended

  • 56Kbps modem connection
  • Students are responsible for any Internet Service Provider fees

Incompatible/Not Supported:

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7
  • FireFox 3.5 and earlier
  • Safari 3.X and earlier and any version on Windows
  • Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4 “Tiger” and earlier

 *Unsupported configurations indicate that the software will not run at that particular operating system.

Learn more about Browsers and Compatibility Issues

Are you confused about these technical issues? Want to learn more about internet browsers, how they work, and what you need to know? Watch our tech-torial, Web Browsers and Compatibility Issues.