Browser Requirements & Settings for Blackboard
Firefox Version 28
Version 28 for Windows (32-bit)
Version 28 for Mac OS
Chrome Version 34
Safari 7 on OSX 10.9 or Safari 6 on lower OSX
Browsers are often updated. Please check Blackboard's Supported Browsers for further information. You will also find information for Apple Mac operating systems.
For more information on how to find out if you have a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating system visit the Microsoft Windows Help and How-to page. Campus computers utilize the Windows 7 operating system (32-bit).
Respondus Lockdown Browser
Some instructors require this browser for testing in Blackboard. Download Respondus Lock Down Browser free download. Respondus runs in conjunction with Internet Explorer. If you are running IE version 8, it is recommended that you update to the latest release.
Follow these instructions to verify your Firefox version, clear your cache, enable Java and adjust pop-up blocker settings.
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 is recommended when using Virtual Classroom Tools, Collaborate, and Record from Webcam features.
Adobe Flash Player version 11 is recommended for features, such as Record from Webcam.