Technical Requirements


A computer purchased in the last 5 years will more than likely be just fine. Specifically, we recommend a CPU 2.0 GHZ or greater and RAM 4 GB or greater.

Operating System:

PC: Windows 8, 8.1, or 10*
Mac: OS 10.12 or greater*

*A variety of devices and operating systems were used to test the supported browsers. Support is not limited to these specific operating systems. The desktop browser versions below are supported regardless of the particular device or operating system on which they run.

Internet Browsers:

Firefox: 78.0 or greater
Chrome: 87.0 or greater
Safari: 13.0 or greater (Mac version only)
Edge: 87.0 or greater

Both PC and Mac users should install Firefox and/or Chrome in addition to their default browser. This ensures that all users have two Blackboard compatible browsers to provide an alternative option, should a technical issue arise.

Later versions of Edge (Windows) and Safari (Mac) are supported by Blackboard, but it is our recommendation to use Firefox or Chrome for a better user experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Submitting Work:

All documents, presentations, spreadsheets, etc., that are uploaded to Blackboard need to be saved in MS Office format (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx extensions).

Supported Mobile Browsers:

Chrome: 33+
Edge: 46+
Firefox: 33+
Safari: with iOS 12+

Blackboard Mobile App:
iOS 11+               Apple App Store
Android 5+        Google Play

Broadband Internet is recommended.