Minimum Equipment Requirements

A fairly new PC/MAC/Linux system is required for use with Blackboard Course Management System to be successful with On Line Courses. Dial Up connectivity is highly discouraged with Blackboard Version 9.1.

A DSL/Cable/Lan connection will be needed; the use of Cellular Air Cards (3G/4G) may be successful, but it is not recommended,

With the use of IPads and Smartphones, apps are available to access Blackboard; these apps are for convenience only and should not be used to attempt actual course participation.

Different Internet Browsers have differing results in Blackboard and Banner, Please check with support before attempting to use newly released browsers with these systems. Click here to see more information on Browser issues.

Below are some of the basic requirements, if you have any questions concerning your systems and software please see the support page and contact us before signing up for a course.

Computer: Software:

IBM PC Compatible Pentium IV 1.8 GHZ +

1GIG RAM  (2GIG RAM recommended)

Windows  XP, Vista, or 7
(Do not use browsers supplied by your Internet Service Provider.)

Macintosh iMac/G5

1GIG RAM (2 GIG MB RAM recommended)

Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard, OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

Linux Systems

Need to be thoroughly tested for compatibility

Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0 or Firefox 3.6+ Browser

Safari 4.0+ or Firefox 3.6+ Browser on Mac

E-Mail client such as Microsoft Outlook or Tech's OneTech email

Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, or 2010 may be required by instructor - see course syllabus
(Microsoft WORKS is NOT compatible)

Current Version of Adobe Flash Player

Current Version of Adobe Reader

Current Version of Microsoft Silverlight

RealPlayer 10+ audio/video player

Windows Media Player 11+

Java Version 1.6 (Note that Ver 1.7 is not compatible with Banner and should be avoided)

Antivirus and Malware protection is highly recommended

Firewalls may need to be turned off or adjusted to receive files and run certain programs.