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Release 9.1 SP5 Supported Browsers & Operating Systems

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Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 SP5 (9.1.50119.0) is tested with a variety of technologies.

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 Compatible 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 4.0
Safari 3.2 Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox 3.6
Firefox 3.5
Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®"
Compatible Compatible Unsupported Compatible
Compatible Compatible
Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®"
Certified Compatible Unsupported Compatible
Certified Compatible
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 10 and 11 were used during accessibility testing.
  • Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.
  • The following technologies are not supported:
    • Internet Explorer 6
    • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, and 3.0
    • Safari 2.0, 3.2
    • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
    • Java 5
  • Internet Explorer 8 is tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).
  • 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/
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