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End User Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 8 Supported Browsers & Operating Systems

Date Published:Mar 26,2012 Category: Learn   Article No.: 00038831
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Product:  Blackboard Learn

Release:  9.1

Service Pack:  9.1 SP 8 (9.1.82223.0)

Platform Technology:  


Client Technology:  

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 SP8 (9.1.82223.0) are tested with a variety of technologies.



Certified: fully tested and supported. 
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly. 
Provisional: future technologies considered supported by Blackboard Support.
Unsupported: either impossible or not tested. 

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

  Internet Explorer® 9 Internet Explorer 8 Firefox (Final Release Channel) Firefox 3.6 Chrome (Stable Channel)
Windows® XP (32-bit) Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit) Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit) Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Certified
Windows 7 (64-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

  Safari® 5.1 Safari 5.0 Safari 4.0 Firefox (Final Release Channel) Firefox 3.6 Chrome (Stable Channel)
Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®" Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®" Compatible Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Certified
Mac OSX 10.7 "Lion®" Compatible Unsupported Unsupported Compatible Compatible Compatible
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 were used during accessibility testing.
  • Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from  JRE 7 is not supported.
  • The following technologies are not supported:
    • Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7
    • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5
    • Safari 2.0, 3.x  (or any version on Windows)
    • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
    • Java 5
  • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).
  • Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have moved to a rapid release cycle.  At the time of testing, Chrome 16.0 and Firefox 9.0 were the latest available versions.  Since then, new stable versions may have been released and widely adopted.  Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome and Firefox.



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