Blackboard Browser Requirements Check

Important: At a minimum, Blackboard requires JavaScript and Cookies to be enabled in your browser.  For more information regarding Blackboard browser requirements, please refer to the Browser Settings Guide.

If you pass all checks listed below, you should be able to use the main features of Blackboard.

 Browser

Navigation: 

 

Version:  

 

Operating System: 

 

ConnectionType: 


 
We recommend using Firefox 3.6 or Internet Explorer 8 for Windows.
We recommend using Firefox 3.6 or Safari 5 for Mac OS X. For a list of supported
Browsers
, please refer to the Browser Support Matrix.

Firefox: Check Your Plugins

We can check your plugins and stuff

 Javascript
It appears Javascript is currently enabled on your browser and
is working properly.

 Cookies
It appears cookies are currently enabled in your browser.

 Ports
 HTTP (Port 80)
A connection was successfully established to Blackboard on port 80.

 HTTPS (Port 443)
A connection was successfully established to Blackboard on port 443.

 Popup
Windows
It appears popup windows are currently being blocked. To find out how to enable popup windows click here.

Pop-up windows are used in a number of Blackboard features, such as Course Map, Electric Blackboard, and Collaboration tools.
Virtual Classroom and Chat Checks
 Java

 

 

 

 

If you pass all checks in this section you are able to use the main features of Blackboard.

No Java Support.


 Ports
 HTTP (Port 8011)
A connection was successfully established to Blackboard on port 8011.

 

 

 

Optional Plug-in Checks Installed Version
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Adobe Flash
Download Flash
 
Adobe Reader
Download Adobe Reader
 
Apple QuickTime
Download QuickTime
 
RealPlayer
Download RealPlayer
 
Windows Media Player
Download Windows Media Player
 

*Please note: The plugin checks, check for installation of browser plugins, not installed applications. You can fail the check for the plugin, but still have the application installed. Also note that some versions cannot be indentified in certain browsers.