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
Check
Warning
Browser:
Version:
Platform:
For a list of supported Browsers, please refer to the Browser Support Matrix.
 
JavaScript
Check
Fail If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Javascript for your browser.

*NOTE: Javascript must be enabled in order for Blackboard to function.

*ALSO NOTE: Java (platform) and Javascript (programming language) are not the same, read more...

 
Cookies
Check
Fail If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Cookies for your browser.
 
Popup
Window
Check
Fail If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Popup Windows for your browser.
 
Port 80
Check
Fail This check works by trying to download an image through the specified port.  Port 80 is the standard web (http) port.
 
Java
Check
Java:
Version(s):

The version of Java that Blackboard currently supports is 1.7.0_x.  Older versions may work, but if you're experiencing problems with Blackboard, you may try updating your Java Plug-in.

If more than one version is listed, we recommended you remove the older version(s) to eliminate potential security vulnerabilities, Java Unistall Tool.

 
Optional Plug-in Checks Installed Version
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.

Send the above information to UCM Technology Support.