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System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

To access classes and complete coursework using the core features of Blackboard Learn, your system must meet these minimums. Additional hardware specifications, software, or browser plug-ins may be required to complete coursework as assigned by some instructors or programs. You are responsible for checking with your instructors/programs for special technology requirements.

Note: A web cam and microphone is required of all students taking online courses.


Computing Requirements
Operating System: Windows 8 or newer; Mac OS X 10.12 or higher
  • Note: Chromebooks operate with the Chrome OS, which is not supported by Blackboard Learn, although you may experience success with some features. 
  • Note: Although you can perform many tasks in Blackboard Learn on a mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone), either through a mobile browser or the Blackboard mobile application, not all of Learn’s features support a mobile format. 
RAM: 4 GB or higher
Screen Resolution: 1024 x 7689 or higher
Internet Connection: Download speed of at least 1.5 Mbps
  • If you are using a satellite internet provider, you may experience timeouts, IP address issues, session problems, or course mail caused by latency.

Recommended Browsers and Software

For best performance use Mozilla Firefoxor Google Chrome.

Browser Name Browser Version Mobile Browser Version
Chrome 87+ 33+
Edge 87+ 46+
Safari 13+ (Desktop, Mac OS only) iOS 12+


Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser.