From 16 June 2014 the University of Southampton Blackboard installation will not work properly with Internet Explorer 8. It will however work with Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11, as well as Firefox and Chrome.
In order to continue to use Blackboard with your Staff University Desktop Environment (UDE) Windows computer it will be necessary to install an alternate web browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
This only applies to Staff University Desktop Environment (UDE) Windows computers.
To ensure that you are ready to use Blackboard after June 16 we recommend that you follow the instructions below to install Chrome or Firefox to your UDE computer.
iSolutions will be deploying IE11 to staff Windows UDE workstations in the coming weeks.
Student Public Workstations have Internet Explorer 10 which will be compatible with Blackboard after the upgrade.
- How to install Chrome on your UDE Windows computer
- How to install Firefox on your UDE Windows computer
You may find that Chrome or Firefox have rare incompatibilities with other online University services. Firefox has been found to be the most compatible, while Chrome is often the fastest in use. You may find that using multiple browsers depending on which University service you use provides the best results.
If you wish to download Chrome on your privately owned computer, you may follow this link to do so: http://www.google.co.uk/chrome/ Likewise if you wish to install Firefox on your privately owned computer, you may follow this link to do so: http://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/new/