Blackboard is only compatible with specific browsers and operating systems. If you see a check above, then your browser is compatible with Blackboard. If you see an X, you must download a compatible browser before logging into your online classes.
Cookies are small text files that websites store in your browser. They are most often used to keep you logged into site like Blackboard. Many of Blackboard's features require cookies. If your cookies are disabled, Click Here to learn how to enable them in your browser.
Blackboard uses pop-up windows for discussions, quizzes and Web links. For this reason, make sure your browser's pop-up blocker is disabled. If you saw a pop-up window appear in the top-left of your screen when you opened this page, you are ready to use blackboard. If you did not see a pop-up, or the words, "Pop-up Blocking is enabled" appear in the box above, you need to disable your pop-up blocker.
Browser plugins allow certain types of media, such as videos and documents, to be viewed within your Web browser. Not all instructors require students to have all plugins in the following list. If you are unsure if you need to install a particular plugin, ask your instructor.
Below is a list of popular plugins. Plugins marked "yes" are already installed on your browser. Plugins marked "no" are not installed. To install a plugin you do not have, click the name of the plugin in the following list.
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*If are using Internet Explorer and received a "no" for Adobe Reader, try opening this file. If the file opens, you have Adobe Reader installed.
**If you are having problems with Blackboard, Java may be the cause. Blackboard 9 requires users to have Java Standard Edition 6 (not 7). To see your Java version, click this link.