Blackboard Minimum Technical Requirements
Blackboard Minimum Technical Requirements as of Summer 2014
Blackboard supports four primary browsers for Learn releases. Links to the vendor sites for the browsers are included in this topic.
The dates listed are the original release dates for general availability.
The dates listed are the latest numbered patch release dates.
JRE version 7 is the recommended version for features that depend on it. JRE version 6 may work, but could result in unexpected behavior. Oracle has acknowledged some security issues with JRE version 6.
On Apple Mac OS X, Google's Chrome browser does not support Java 7 because of incompatibilities between 64-bit Java and 32-bit Chrome. Firefox and Safari browsers do not have this limitation on Mac OS X. Users of the Chrome browser on Mac OS X must configure Java 6 support in order to access the features listed above.
Adobe Flash Player version 11 is the recommended version of the Adobe Flash Player plugin, but the YouTube service ultimately determines the version required for this plugin.
Broadband or local area network access, recommended
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