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. 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 relied upon for 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 7 or 8, 32-bit or 64-bit
1GIG RAM (2 GIG MB RAM recommended)
Mac OS 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9
Internet Explorer 9 or Higher, Chrome or Firefox on PC
Safari 6.0+ or Firefox Browser on Mac
Microsoft Office may be required in some courses. A version of Microsoft Office is
available for use by students. See here for more information.
Current Version of Adobe Flash Player
Current Version of Adobe Reader
Current Version of Microsoft Silverlight
Windows Media Player 11+
Java Version 7
Antivirus and Malware protection is highly recommended