Computer Requirements

To complete an online degree program or take courses completely from your home computer, your computer system will need to meet some basic minimum requirements to be able to use Blackboard.

System

  • Operating System: Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OSX 10.5 “Leopard®”, Mac OSX 10.6 “Snow Leopard®”
  • Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE): JRE 6
  • JavaScript: Enabled
  • Cookies: Enabled

Browser

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Firefox 3.6 or Firefox (Final Release Channel), Chrome (Stable Channel),
  • Mac OS X: Firefox 3.6 or Firefox (Final Release Channel, Safari 4.0 or higher, Chrome (Stable Channel)

Computer Requirements

  • Processor –  1 GHz processor
  • Memory – 512 MB of RAM
  • Monitor Resolution –  1024 x 768
  • Free Hard Disk Space – 5 GB
  • Internet Connection – Broadband  Internet connection with minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps
  • Java –  1.6.0_29  or higher