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.
IBM PC Compatible Pentium IV 1.8 GHZ +
1GIG RAM (2GIG RAM recommended)
Windows XP, Vista, or 7
1GIG RAM (2 GIG MB RAM recommended)
Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard, OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0 or Firefox 3.6+ Browser
Safari 4.0+ or Firefox 3.6+ Browser on Mac
Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, or 2010 may be required by instructor - see course syllabus
Current Version of Adobe Flash Player
Current Version of Adobe Reader
Current Version of Microsoft Silverlight
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