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Browser Requirements & Settings for Blackboard 

Current Recommendations:

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.

Browser Settings

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.