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Vista 8.0 SP5 Supported Browsers & Operating Systems

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Blackboard™ Learning System Vista/CE Enterprise is tested with a variety of technologies. 
Vista 8.0 SP5 (8.0.5) supports the technolgies 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
Windows Vista® (32-bit) Certified Compatible Compatible Certified Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit)
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 Blackboard CE/Vista Administrators will need to update the Browser Checker to indicate Firefox 5.0 as a supported browser.
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