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Requirements

Blackboard Support recommends the following minimum hardware and software requirements in order to access classes on Blackboard.  Please note that Blackboard users must have Administrator access to their computers to install programs and use Blackboard

 
Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
Windows 7, 8, 8.1
Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
Processor 1 GHz 2 Ghz dual core or faster
Memory 512 MB 2 GB or higher
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 or higher
Internet Connection Cable, DSL, Satellite, Cellular 4G, Campus LAN, or Campus Wireless with a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps Cable, DSL, or Campus LAN with a minimum download speed of 3.0 Mbps
Web Browser Firefox or Google Chrome Firefox or Google Chrome
Java Download the latest version here Download the latest version here
Adobe Flash Player Download the latest version here Download the latest version here

 

Students and faculty can use the browser checker to check their web browser to ensure that all required plugins for Blackboard are enabled and up to date.

Microsoft Office is required to create and open most assignments in Blackboard. The Bobcat Depot carries Microsoft Office and is able to ship software to students. (Note: OpenOffice and Google Docs are not supported by Blackboard.)

Please note that loaned (work or business) computers and public computers are often secured from downloading files and installing programs and cannot be supported.

 

Internet Browser Downloads

 

Blackboard Support strongly recommends that users use Mozilla Firefox as it is most compatible with Blackboard

Browser PC MAC
Mozilla Firefox Download Download
Google Chrome Download Download
     

 

Additional Recommended Software

  PC MAC
Adobe Reader Download Download
Java Download Download
Quicktime Download Download
Sophos Antivirus Download Download

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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System Status

Blackboard is functioning as expected.

Blackboard Upgrade

Blackboard has been upgraded to Service Pack 13.  Please see our revised How To Guides for additional information.
 

To report an issue, call (740)593-1222 or submit a request at www.ohio.edu/oitech