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Technical Requirements - Reading Endorsement

You will need a current generation computer and operating system (4 year old or less), a Web browser that has been certified to work with Blackboard 9 (Firefox is highly recommended) and a high-speed Internet connection (see section below).

Ohio University uses the Blackboard course management system. To check your system for all necessary components please go HERE.  There are also a wide variety of Blackboard support resources HERE.  If you have any additional questions, please contact the Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or

Internet Connection Speed

You will need a high-speed Internet connection (also known as a broadband connection).

  • Minimum Internet Connection Speed: 200 Kbps
  • Recommended Internet Connection Speed: 384 Kbps or higher
  • To determine the speed of your Internet connection, go to:

If your Internet connection speed is less than the minimum of 200 Kbps, you will still be able to use Blackboard. However, downloading or uploading assignments may take a long time. Additionally, video and audio playback may be delayed.