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Blackboard supports four primary browsers for Learn releases. To learn more about Blackboard's general browser support policy, see Browser Support Policy.

Desktop Browser Support

Please see the support page on Blackboard Help for information on currently support browsers

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.

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. 

Unsupported Systems

  • Chromebook / Chrome OS are not supported due to their inability to run Java.

Known Issues

  • Internet Explorer is not a supported browser and Blackboard will not work correctly if it is used.
  • 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.

For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk