Browser & System Requirements for BUworks
For maintaining stability and security with BUWorks as well as other university systems, Internet Explorer 10 in compatibility mode (Windows 7 or higher required) and Firefox 24 ESR are the recommended browsers. BUworks does also support Firefox versions 9 to 17 (recommended for Journal Entry) and Internet Explorer 9.
- If you don’t have Firefox 24 ESR installed, it is possible to run the installation package with your current version of Firefox already installed. Instructions are provided to download Firefox 24 ESR whether you are on a Mac or Windows computer.
- Instructions are also provided for Enabling Internet Explorer 10 Compatibility Mode.
The minimum and recommended system requirements for use of BUworks are comparable to those outlined for Blackboard Learn:
- Windows Vista SP 2 or Windows 7
- Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Please note that faculty and staff are eligible to run the most current and complete version of Windows on both BU-owned and home machines, as outlined by the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. Mac OS X is available through Sourcing.
- Make sure you have reviewed the Browser and System Requirements outlined above.
- Check the version of Java on your computer and update if necessary. Note: Only the Sun/Oracle version of Java is officially supported. If you experience any problems using the IBM version (or others) you should remove that version and install Java, from the link below.
- Visit the Java test page.
- A box should appear saying, “Your Java is working.” If it does not, please use the Help button to submit a request for assistance.
- Check the line titled Version. Your computer should be configured with Java SE 6 Update 23. (If you are using a newer version of Java, you will need to roll it back.)
- Download and install Java 1.6 Update 23. (We recommend upgrading to Update 23 because the newest version is not compatible with Host On-Demand.)
- Configure your Pop-up Blocker Settings as described below.
- If and ONLY IF you are using a Mac, make sure to update your Adobe Flash Player to the most recent version.
Pop-up Blocker Settings
BUworks requires adjustments to your pop-up blocker settings.