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Find out your current browser version (how to directions follows). Then upgrade to recommended browser if neccessary (listing of recommended browsers listed further down this page).

For further assistance please contact the Helpdesk phone: (906) 635-6677, location: Administration building ground floor (right hand side of stairs on the ground floor).

How can you tell what browser you are using?

Open your Browser.
Press the Alt and H button (hold down on the Alt button and press the H button from the keyboard).
Select the last option About Internet Explorer or About Firefox. Notice the red box displaying the browser version.

Listing of recommended browsers

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

Certified: fully tested and supported. 
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly.  

  Internet Explorer® 9 Internet Explorer 8 Firefox (latest release)
Firefox 3.6
Chrome (latest release)
Windows® XP (32-bit)
Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit)

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit)
Compatible Compatible
Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit)

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Windows 7 (64-bit)
Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

  Safari® 5.1 Safari 5.0
Safari 4.0
Firefox (latest release)
Firefox 3.6
Chrome (latest release)
Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®"
Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®"
Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Mac OSX 10.7 "Lion®"
Compatible Unsupported Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 were used during accessibility testing.
  • The following technologies are not supported:
    • Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7
    • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5
    • Safari 2.0, 3.x  (or any version on Windows)
    • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
    • Java 5
  • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).
  • Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have moved to a rapid release cycle.  At the time of testing, Chrome 16.0 and Firefox 9.0 were the latest available versions.  Since then, new stable versions may have been released and widely adopted.  Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome and Firefox.

 

This information has been obtained from: http://kb.blackboard.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=101285989

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