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Browser Compatibility

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 Service Pack 6 is tested with a variety of technologies.

Blackboard supports the latest versions of:


Regardless of which internet browser you are using, You must have the latest version of java installed on your computer.

Click here to see if you are compatible.

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 SP6 is tested with a variety of internet browser versions. Check the list below to see if the internet browser and version is supported in Blackboard.

Certified: fully tested and supported. 
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly. 
Provisional: future technologies considered supported by Blackboard Support.
Unsupported: either impossible or not tested.

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

  Internet Explorer® 9 Internet Explorer 8 Firefox (Final Release Channel) Firefox 3.6 Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows® XP (32-bit) Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit) Certified  Compatible  Certified Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit) Compatible Compatible  Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit) Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Certified
Windows 7 (64-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible


Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

  Safari® 5.0 Safari 4.0 Firefox (Final Release Channel) Firefox 3.6 Chrome (Stable Channel)
Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®" Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible 
Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®" Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Certified
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 were used during accessibility testing.
  • Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from
  • The following technologies are not supported:
    • Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7
    • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5
    • Safari 2.0, 3.x  (or any version on Windows)
    • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
    • Java 5
  • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).
  • Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have moved to a rapid release cycle.  At the time of testing, Chrome 10.0 and Firefox 4.0 were the latest available versions.  Since then, new stable versions have been released and widely adopted.  Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome and Firefox.

Troubleshooting Respondus Lockdown Browser

If you need help troubleshooting Respondus Lockdown Browser, click here.

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