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Supported Browsers, Plugins & Operating Systems for Release 8.0

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For the most accurate picture of supported browsers please see the page for the Service Pack your institution uses.

Supported Web Browsers

Listed below are the supported operating systems and browsers for use with the Blackboard Academic Suite. The Academic Suite is a Web-based application and other browsers and operating system may work well, however, the listed configurations are the only configurations that are tested and supported by Blackboard.

Term Definition
Certified fully tested and supported
Compatible key application areas tested
Provisional
future technologies considered supported by Blackboard Support.
Not tested specified Browser is not supported for the Operating System

Microsoft® Internet Explorer® Web Browsers

  Windows XP Windows Vista Desktop Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Mac OS 10.3 Mac OS 10.4 Mac OS 10.5
Internet Explorer 6 Compatible Not Supported Not Supported Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
Internet Explorer 7 Compatible Certified Not Supported Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
Internet Explorer 8 Compatible Compatible Certified Not Tested
Not Tested
Not Tested

NOTE: Internet Explorer 8 is only supported in Standards Mode.

Mozilla® Firefox and Netscape® Navigator Web Browsers

  Windows XP Windows Vista Desktop Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Mac OS 10.3 Mac OS 10.4 Mac OS 10.5 Mac OS 10.6
Firefox 1.5 Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported
Compatible Certified Not Tested Not Tested
Firefox 2.0 Certified Certified Not Supported Not Tested Certified Compatible Not Tested
Firefox 3.0 Certified Certified Not Supported Compatible Certified Compatible Compatible
Firefox 3.5
Compatible Certified Compatible Not Tested
Not Tested Compatible Compatible
Firefox 3.6
Compatible
Certified
Compatible
Not Tested
Not Tested
Compatible
Certified

Apple® Safari® Web Browsers

  All Windows Operating Systems Mac OS 10.3 Mac OS 10.4 Mac OS 10.5 Mac OS 10.6
Safari 2 Not Tested Not Tested Certified Certified
Not Tested
Safari 3 Not Tested Not Tested Compatible Certified Not Tested
Safari 4
Not Tested
Not Tested
Not Tested Compatible Certified
Safari 5
Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Provisional
Provisional

Notes

The WebDAV client in Windows Vista is still not fully functional and causes incompatibilities with the Blackboard Content System.

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