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Technical Requirements

 

In order to participate in an online or web-enhanced course on Blackboard, students must have reliable access to a computer with Internet access. The computer system the student uses must fulfill the following minimum requirements for hardware, software, Web browser, java rumtime and other plug-ins, and other software required by your instructors.
Click the button at the right to find out the version of your Web browser and configurations, and then use the information on Browser Tuneup on the left to ensure your browser is configured properly.

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View Blackbaord 8 supported browsers

 

Windows

Macintosh

  Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommeded
Operating System Windows 98 SE or ME

Windows 2000, XP (SP 2 ) or Vista MacOS 9.1 Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or better
Processor Speed/Type 500 MHz Intel Pentium II Processor 900 MHz Intel Pentium III, processor or better 500 MHz Power PC G3 processor 900 MHz PowerPC G4 Processor, or better
Memory 64 MB of RAM

512 MB of RAM or greater 128 MB RAM (more is preferred) 512 MB of RAM or greater
Free Hard Disk Space 100 MB 500 MB 100 MB 500 MB
Monitor Resolution 800x600
15" Monitor

1024x768
17" Monitor

800x600
15" Monitor
1024x768
17" Monitor
Internet Connection

56.6 Kbps Dialup modem

Any DSL or Broadband connection or better )

56.6 Kbps Dialup modem Any DSL or Broadband connection or better
Audio

16 bit Sound Card and Speakers or Headphones

24 bit Sound Card and Speakers or Headphones 16 bit Sound Card and Speakers or Headphones 24 bit Sound Card and Speakers or Headphones
Video 16 MB VRAM with 65, 000 colors or 16-bit 64 MB VRAM with True Colors (24-bit or 32-bit) Virtual memory turned on and allocated to at least 64 MB Virtual memory turned on and allocated to at least 256 MB
Supported Browsers Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8
Firefox 2.0, 3.0
Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0, Firefox 3.0
Safari 2, Safari 3
Browser Settings JavaScript must be enabled
Cookies must be enabled
Allow pop-up
JavaScript must be enabled
Cookies must be enabled
Allow pop-up
Plug-ins and Viewers Java Plug-in 1.5.0_07 ~ 1.6.0
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or later
QuickTime Player 7.2 or later
Windows Media Play 9.0
PowerPoint (2003) viewer
Flash Player 9.0

Java Plug-in 1.5.0_07 ~ 1.6.0
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or later
QuickTime Player
PowerPoint (1998) viewer
Flash Player 10

Attention AOL Users:
Blackboard does not support AOL browser, to access Blackboard you must use an alternate browser, follow the steps below:

1. Connect to AOL as you normally would
2. Minimize the AOL browser window
3. Next, launch a supported browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox
4. Connect to Blackboard at http://blackboard.bloomfield.edu


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