Blackboard™ System Requirements
The following minimum hardware and software requirements are necessary in order to access an online class.
|Operating System||Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7
|Windows Vista or 7
Mac OSX 10.6 or 10.7
|Processor||1 GHz processor||2 GHz or faster processor|
|Memory||512 MB of RAM||2 GB of RAM or higher|
|Monitor Resolution||1024 x 768||1024 x 768 or higher|
|Free Hard Disk Space||5 GB of free disk space||20 GB or higher of free space|
|Internet Connection||Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.||Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher|
|Browser||Respondus Lockdown Browser and IE8, IE9, Safari 4+, Chrome or Firefox||Respondus Lockdown Browser and Firefox|
|Java||Java is required to use Blackboard. Visit the Java Help Center for information about troubleshooting Java.|
|Flash Player||Flash is required to play videos within the Blackboard system. You can download Flash from the Adobe website.|
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 Design Specialist, 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).