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System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

To access classes and complete coursework using the core features of Blackboard Learn, your system must meet these minimums. Additional hardware specifications, software, or browser plug-ins may be required to complete coursework as assigned by some instructors or programs. You are responsible for checking with your instructors/programs for special technology requirements.

Note: A web cam and microphone is required of all students taking online courses.


Computing Requirements
Operating System: Windows 8 or newer; Mac OS X 10.12 or higher
  • Note: Chromebooks operate with the Chrome OS, which is not supported by Blackboard Learn, although you may experience success with some features. 
  • Note: Although you can perform many tasks in Blackboard Learn on a mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone), either through a mobile browser or the Blackboard mobile application, not all of Learn’s features support a mobile format. 
RAM: 4 GB or higher
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher
Internet Connection: Download speed of at least 1.5 Mbps
  • If you are using a satellite internet provider, you may experience timeouts, IP address issues, session problems, or course mail caused by latency.

Recommended Browsers and Software
  • Google Chrome™, most recent stable version and two preceding versions.
  • Mozilla® Firefox®, most recent stable version and two preceding versions.
  • Apple® Safari® for MacOS and iOS, two most recent major versions.
  • Microsoft® Edge® most recent stable version and two preceding versions.

Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser.