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Vista 8.0 SP6 Supported Browsers & Operating Systems

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Blackboard™ Learning System Vista/CE Enterprise is tested with a variety of technologies. 
Vista 8.0 SP(8.0.6) supports the technologies 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® 9
Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 7 Firefox (Final Release Channel) Firefox® 3.6
Windows® XP (32-bit) Unsupported Compatible Unsupported Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit) Certified Certified Compatible Certified Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Certified Certified
Certified Compatible
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Compatible Compatible Unsupported 
Compatible Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

Safari® 5.0
Safari 4 Safari 3.2 Firefox (Final Release Channel)
Firefox 3.6
Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard®" Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Mac OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard®" Certified Compatible Unsupported
Certified Compatible
  • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 were tested in Standards Mode only.
  • Firefox 3.5 is no longer supported.
  • Google Chrome is not supported.
  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible.  JAWS 11 and 12 are used during accessibility testing.
  • Vista/CE 8.0 SP6 was tested with JRE 6
  • Mozilla Firefox has moved to a rapid release cycle. At the time of testing, Firefox 5.0 was the latest available version. Since then, new stable versions may have been released and widely adopted. Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Firefox.  For further detail on Firefox's release cycle please review the material available at
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