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Browser & OS Compatability

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 (9.1.407.2) is tested with a variety of technologies.

  • 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® 8 Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Firefox 3.5 Firefox 3.0
Windows® XP (32-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit) Certified Compatible Compatible Certified Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit) Certified Unsupported Compatible Certified Compatible
Windows 7 (64-bit) Certified Unsupported Compatible Certified Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

  Safari® 4.0 Safari 3.2 Firefox 3.6 Firefox 3.5 Firefox 3.0
Mac OSX 10.5 “Leopard®” Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Mac OSX 10.6 “Snow Leopard®” Certified Unsupported Compatible Certified Compatible
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 9 and 10 were used during accessibility testing.
  • Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.
    • Internet Explorer 6
    • Firefox 1.x and 2.0
    • Safari 2.0
    • Mac OSX 10.4 “Tiger”
    • Java 5
  • Internet Explorer 8 is tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).