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Minimum Windows PC Requirements:

  • Pentium IV 1.5GHz+ (preferred: Core Duo)
  • 1 GB RAM minimum (preferred: 2 GB)
  • 128MB Video Card minimum - Sound Card is required for some courses
  • 56K modem minimum (Cable or DSL required for some courses)
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
  • Web browser (Internet Explorer 7.0+; Firefox 3.0+)
  • Microsoft Word, minimum Office 97

Some courses will need plug-ins such as Flash player 10 +, QuickTime player 7.0+, Adobe Reader 9.0+, Java Runtime Environment (Java 1.6.0_15), Windows Media Player 10+, RealPlayer, and Macromedia/Adobe Shockwave

Some online courses may also require a CD ROM (8x minimum, higher recommended)

Blackboard has certified the following browsers for computers running Windows Operating Systems:

  • Internet Explorer 8 or 9 (IE is not supported on Windows XP)
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6+
  • Google Chrome

Minimum Apple Macintosh Requirements:

  • Intel Core 2.0GHz+
  • 1 GB RAM (preferred: 2 GB)
  • 128MB Video Card minimum - Sound Card is required for some courses
  • 56K modem minimum (Cable or DSL required for some courses)
  • Web browser (Firefox 3.0+ ; Safari 3.0+)
  • Microsoft Word, minimum Office 97

Some courses will need plug-ins such as Flash player 10+, QuickTime player 7.0+, Adobe Reader 9.0+, Java Runtime Environment, RealPlayer, and Macromedia/Adobe Shockwave

Some online courses may also require a CD ROM (8x minimum, higher recommended)

Blackboard has certified the following browsers for computers running Macintosh Operating Systems:
  • Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar): (Safari 1 is compatible)
  • Mac OS 10.3 (Panther): Safari 1.2 (Firefox 1.5 is compatible)
  • Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger): Safari 2 and Firefox 1.5
  • Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard): (Firefox 2.0 is compatible)