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eLearning

System Requirements

Currently, Gadsden State eLearning recommends using the Firefox browser for Blackboard courses.

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 was tested with a variety technologies as well as common client-side technologies. 

Certified: fully tested and supported. 
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly. 
Unsupported: either impossible or not tested. 
Provisional: Future technologies considered supported by Blackboard Support.

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

 
IE 10
IE 9
IE 8
Firefox (ESR)
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows® XP
(32-bit)
Unsupported by Microsoft
Unsupported by Microsoft
Compatible
Certified
Compatible
Compatible
Windows Vista®
(32-bit)
Unsupported by Microsoft
Certified
Compatible
Certified
Certified
Compatible
Windows Vista
(64-bit)
Unsupported by Microsoft
Compatible
Compatible
Certified
Compatible
Compatible
Windows 7
(32-bit)
Compatible
Certified
Compatible
Certified
Certified
Certified
Windows 7
(64-bit)
Certified
Certified
Compatible
Certified
Certified
Certified
Windows 8
(32-bit)
Compatible
Unsupported by Microsoft
Unsupported by Microsoft
Certified
Certified
Certified
Windows 8
(64-bit)
Certified
Unsupported by Microsoft
Unsupported by Microsoft
Certified
Certified
Certified

 

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

 
Safari 6.0.3
Safari 6.0.1
Safari 5.1
Safari 5.0
Safari 4.0
Firefox (ESR)
Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Chrome (Stable Channel)
Mac OSX 10.6
Unsupported by Apple
Unsupported by Apple
Certified
Certified
Compatible
Certified
Certified
Certified
Mac OSX 10.7
Certified
Certified (10.7.5)
Certified
Unsupported by Apple
Unsupported by Apple
Certified
Certified
Certified
Mac OSX 10.8
Certified (10.8.3)
Certified (10.8.2)
Certified
Unsupported by Apple
Unsupported by Apple
Certified
Certified
Certified

 

Configuration Notes:

  • 64-bit Client Operating Systems: We are generally un-prepared to test 64-bit versions of client operating systems.  We will continue to keep Windows XP 64-bit unlisted.  64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 will remain Compatible [June 2011]
  • Internet Explorer 8 is only supported in Standards Mode.
  • Internet Explorer 9 is only supported in Standards Mode.
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible.  JAWS 13 and 14 are used during accessibility testing of 9.1 SP13.
  • Chrome support: due to the auto-update feature of Chrome, support is based on the version available at the time of testing. 9.1 SP13 was tested on Chrome 26.0.x.
  • Firefox support: due to the auto-update feature of Firefox, support is based on the version available at the time of testing. 9.1 SP13 was tested with Firefox versions 20.0.x and 17.0.x (ESR).
  • Note on OSX 1.8 Java is no longer shipped as part of the OS install and must be downloaded and installed by users on request of application/applet - this is a one time action on the part of the user.
Client Technology Highlights of Changes from Previous Service Packs
  • OSX 10.8/Safari 6.x support added
  • Windows 8 and IE10 support added (focus on 64 bit)
Technologies NOT supported
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7
  • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 3.6
  • Safari 2.0, 3.x  (or any version on Windows)
  • Windows XP 64-bit (unlisted)
  • Mac OSX 10.3, OSX 10.4, OSX 10.5
  • JRE 5 though it may continue to work