Blackboard Learn now supports the most up-to-date versions of Firefox and Safari on a Mac OS X computer. Below are instructions for updating from Firefox 3.6 to Firefox 9 as well as Safari.

If you have Firefox version 4 or above, proceed to steps 18 and 19 below.

  1. Open your Firefox web browser
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  2. On the main menu bar at the top of your monitor, click Help and then Check for Updates….
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  3. You may see the window below as Firefox checks for updates.
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  4. If a new version is found, Firefox will alert you to this newer version. Click the Update Firefox button.
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  5. You may see the following window as updates are downloaded to your computer.
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  6. When you are notified that updates are ready to install, click the Restart Firefox button.
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  7. You may see the window below as Firefox installs the updates.
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  8. When the installation is complete and Firefox relaunches, you’ll see a new tab with a green button for downloading Firefox 9. We would recommend following step 2 through step 7 above to continue with the upgrade process.
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  9. You should see the following window as Firefox searches for updates.
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  10. The following window will alert you to the availability of Firefox 9. Click the Get the New Version button.
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  11. If Firefox discovers any incompatible add-ons it will let you know. Click the OK button to continue with the update.
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  12. You may see the following windows as updates are downloaded to your comptuer.
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  13. When you are notified that updates are ready to install, click the Restart Firefox button.
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  14. If you have multiple tabs open, you’ll see a message from Firefox letting you know that it will attempt to restore all of your tabs when it restarts. Click the Restart button.
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  15. You may see the window below as Firefox installs the updates.
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  16. Firefox will give you the opportunity to disable any add-ons that you may have installed before it finishes the update. Check the check boxes for any add-ons you wish to keep active and then click the Done button.
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  17. You will see the following web page when the update to version 9 is complete.
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  18. Going forward, to check for updates or your browser’s version number, click Firefox in the upper left-hand corner of your monitor and then About Firefox.
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  19. You will see the following window which will give you your browser’s version number. To check for updates click the Check for Updates button.
    Update Firefox web browser
  1. Click the apple icon in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
  2. Click on Software Update.
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  3. You will see the following window as your computer searches for updates.
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  4. Look for any updates for Safari and install them. You may need to restart your computer.