Blackboard™ System Requirements

The following minimum hardware and software requirements are necessary in order to access an online class.

Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7
Processor 1 GHz processor
Memory 512 MB of RAM
Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768
Free Hard Disk Space 5 GB of free disk space
Internet Connection Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.
Browser Respondus Lockdown Browser and IE8, IE9, Safari 4+, Chrome or Firefox
Java
Flash Player

Need to remember:

Students are required to have regular, reliable access to a computer with a stable broadband Internet connection.

Be sure to check your course syllabus and discuss technology needs with your instructor as early in the class as possible.

For Blackboard Support Issues, contact an Instructional Designer, students go to Help Center or call (512) 223.4636. For faculty support go to Technical Support Services or call (512) 223.TECH (223.8324).