Product: Blackboard Learn
Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 was tested with a variety of platform technologies as well as common client-side technologies.
Certified: Fully tested and supported.
Compatible: Partially tested but should function properly.
Unsupported: Either unsupported by the vendor or not tested.
Windows Operating System
| ||IE 10||IE 9||IE 8||Firefox|
(Final Release Channel)
|Windows XP (32-bit)*||Unsupported |
|Windows Vista (32-bit) ||Unsupported |
|Windows Vista (64-bit) ||Unsupported |
|Windows 7 (32-bit) ||Compatible|
|Windows 7 (64-bit) ||Certified |
|Windows 8 (32-bit) ||Compatible||Unsupported |
|Windows 8 (64-bit) ||Certified||Unsupported |
Mac OSX Operating System
| ||Safari 6.0.3||Safari 6.0.1 ||Safari 5.1 ||Safari 5.0 ||Safari 4.0 ||Firefox|
(Final Release Channel)
|Mac OSX 10.6 ||Unsupported |
|Mac OSX 10.7||Certified||Certified (10.7.5)||Certified||Unsupported|
|Mac OSX 10.8||Certified|
|Certified (10.8.2)||Certified||Unsupported |
|Chrome OS tested device||Chromebook (Chrome browser; features requiring NPAPI plug-ins are not supported)|
Client Technology Highlights of Changes from Previous Service Packs
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008(R1) will not be supported past SP11.
- 64-bit Client Operating Systems: We are generally un-prepared to test 64-bit versions of client operating systems. We will continue to keep Windows XP 64-bit unlisted. 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 will remain Compatible [June 2011]
- Internet Explorer 8 is only supported in Standards Mode.
- Internet Explorer 9 is only supported in Standards Mode.
- Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS 13 and 14 were used during accessibility testing of 9.1 SP13.
- Chrome support: due to the auto-update feature of Chrome, support is based on the version available at the time of testing. 9.1 SP13 was tested with Chrome 26.0.x.
- Firefox support: due to the auto-update feature of Firefox, support is based on the version available at the time of testing. 9.1 SP13 was tested with Firefox versions 20.0.x and 17.0.x (ESR).
- Note on OSX 1.8 Java is no longer shipped as part of the OS install and must be downloaded and installed by users on request of application/applet - this is a one time action on the part of the user.
Technologies NOT supported
- OSX 10.8/Safari 6.x support added
- Windows 8 and IE10 support added (focus on 64 bit)
- Internet Explorer 6, 7
- Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 3.6
- Safari 2.0, 3.x (or any version on Windows)
- Windows XP 64-bit (unlisted)
- Mac OSX 10.3, OSX 10.4, OSX 10.5
- Jre 5 though it may continue to work
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