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UMassOnline is currently running Blackboard Vista 8 Service Pack 6. This page is now obsolete but kept for archival purposes. Please see the most recent page of supported browsers and operating systems.

 

Blackboard Learning System Vista/CE Enterprise is tested with a variety of technologies
Vista 8.0 SP5 (8.0.5) supports the technologies below.

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® 8

Internet Explorer 7

Firefox (Final Release Channel)

Firefox® 3.6

Firefox 3.5

Windows® XP (32-bit)

Compatible

Unsupported

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Windows Vista® (32-bit)

Certified

Compatible

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Windows Vista (64-bit)

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Windows 7 (32-bit)

Certified

Unsupported

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Compatible

Unsupported

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

 

Safari® 5.0

Safari 4

Safari 3.2

Firefox (Final Release Channel)

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.5

Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard®"

Certified

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Mac OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard®"

Certified

Compatible

Unsupported

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

  • Internet Explorer 8 was tested in Standards Mode only.
  • Deprecations from Service Pack 3
    • Internet Explorer 6
    • Internet Explorer 7 (Windows XP only)
    • Firefox 3.0
    • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger®"
  • Google Chrome is not supported.
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS 9 and 10 are used during accessibility testing.
  • In the past some clients have experienced trouble using the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6. Vista/CE 8.0 SP5 was tested with both Sun JRE 5 and JRE 6. We support these versions and if issues arise please contact Blackboard Client Support for full support.
  • UPDATE (7/30/11): Blackboard has tested this release against Mozilla Firefox 5.0, the latest version of the Firefox Final Release Channel. The Final Release Channel is the fully tested version by Mozilla and intended to be the most stable. This channel is updated roughly every 6 weeks. For further detail on Firefox, please review the material available at http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2011/04/13/new-channels-for-firefox-rapid-releases/. Blackboard CE/Vista Administrators will need to update the Browser Checker to indicate Firefox 5.0 as a supported browser.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    i came here looking for android/iOs support options  

  2. Anonymous

    I just downloaded internet explorer 9 and now I can't get onto blackboard because its not supported.  How do I fix this?

     

    1. Dear Anonymous - Depending on which version of Windows you are running, IE 9 is compatible/certified. Please review the Blackboard Vista 8.0 SP6 Supported Browsers & Operating Systems page. Thank you!