Blackboard Browser Compatibility Matrix

  Windows OS Mac OS
XP Vista* 7* 10.5 10.6 10.7
Internet Explorer 7 fail fail fail fail fail fail
8 C C C fail fail fail
9 pass pass pass fail fail fail
Firefox 3.6 C C C C C fail
RC** C pass pass C pass pass
Chrome SC** C C pass C pass pass
Safari 4.0 fail fail fail C C fail
5.0 fail fail fail C pass fail
5.1 fail fail fail fail pass pass
KEY
pass Fully Tested and Supported
C Compatible, but Not Fully Supported
fail Not Supported or Browser Not Available for OS
? Testing and Support are Pending

Windows Vista* and Windows 7* - Bb is not ceritified for use on 64-bit operating systems.  Users of 64-bit operating systems will not get a "Pass" on the browser check.  In these cases a "Warning" is acceptable.  Bb is considered compatible with 64-bit operating systems, but not fully supported.  You should still ensure you are using one of the browsers and versions that is labeld "Fully Tested and Supported."


RC** - The Firefox Release Channel (RC) is the fully tested version by Mozilla and intended to be the most stable.  This channel is updated roughly every 6 weeks.  For further detail on Firefox, please review the material available at The Mozilla Blog.  The latest stable version of Firefox can be downloaded at www.firefox.com.


SC** - The Chrome Stable Channel (SC) is the fully tested version by Google and intended to be the most stable as the name implies.  This channel is updated roughly every 2-3 weeks for minor releases and 6 weeks for major releases.  For further detail on Chrome, please review the material available at www.chromium.org.  The latest stable version of Chrome can be downloaded at www.google.com/chrome.


Smartphone and Touch Tablet Support - Web browsers on these devices are not supported by Bb.  You may be able to use unsupported technology successfully, but we will be unable to help you if issues arise when using unsupported technology.

Bb does have a mobile application available for individual license.  A&M University-Texarkana currently supports the app for use on iOS and Android devices.