Not all systems will be able to run Blackboard Learn. If your computer does not have the proper hardware or software, Blackboard Learn may run slowly, lack some tool functionality or not at all.

Prior to using Blackboard Learn, compare your current system configuration with our system requirements below. If you need assistance finding your system configuration, click the appropriate operating system logo below.

Minimum System Requirements Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 Operating System: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor: 1.83 GHz
RAM: 1 GB Memory: 1 GB
Browser: Firefox 4.0
Internet Explorer 8
Browser: Firefox 4.0
Safari 4.0
Java:1.7 Update 60Java: 1.6 Update 65 (Mac OS X 10.6 only)
1.7 Update 55 (Mac OS X 10.7 and newer only)
Recommended System Requirements Recommended System Requirements
Operating System: Windows Vista SP 2
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows 8
Operating System: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
OS X 10.7 (Lion)
OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Processor: 2 GHz or higher Processor: 2 GHz or higher
RAM: 2 GB or higher Memory: 2 GB or higher
Browser: Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox ESR
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10 (Win 7 and 8 only)
Chrome (Stable Channel)
Browser: Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox ESR
Safari 5.1 (Mac OS X 10.6)
Safari 6.0 (Mac OS X 10.7 and above)
Chrome (Stable Channel)
Java:1.7 Update 60Java: 1.6 Update 65 (Mac OS X 10.6 only)
1.7 Update 55 (Mac OS X 10.7 and above only)
Please Note: A web cam is required of all students taking an online course.