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: 2.0 GHz Processor: 2.0 GHz
RAM: 2 GB Memory: 2 GB
Browser: Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox ESR
Internet Explorer 8
Browser: Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox ESR
Safari 4.0
Java:Most recent versionJava: 1.6 Update 65 (Mac OS X 10.6 only)
Most recent version (Mac OS X 10.7 and above)
Recommended System Requirements Recommended System Requirements
Operating System: Windows Vista SP 2
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Operating System: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
OS X 10.7 (Lion)
OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
OS X 10.9 (Yosemite)
Processor: 3.0 GHz or higher Processor: 3.0 GHz or higher
RAM: 4 GB or higher Memory: 4 GB or higher
Browser: Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox ESR
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 11 (Win 7 and 8 only)
Chrome (Stable Channel)
Browser: Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox ESR
Safari 5.1 (Mac OS X 10.6)
Safari 7.0 (Mac OS X 10.7 and above)
Chrome (Stable Channel)
Java:Most recent versionJava: 1.6 Update 65 (Mac OS X 10.6 only)
Most recent version (Mac OS X 10.7 and above)
Please Note: A web cam is required of all students taking an online course.