Web Browser / Operating System Compatibility List for Blackboard

Supported Browsers

Browser Supported Desktop Browser Versions
Chrome** 49+
Edge** 20+***
Firefox 48+
Internet Explorer**** Unsupported
Safari 12+ (MacOS only)

Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser.

** Google Chrome versions 42+ and Microsoft Edge do not support NPAPI-type plug-ins, including Java plug-ins and many media browser plug-ins. Blackboard doesn’t support these browsers for multiple-file upload interface, or embedded media that require NPAPI plug-ins for viewing.

*** Some Edge users have experienced difficulties submitting assignments using Edge.  Submissions result in a zero kilobyte file.  Therefore we do not recommend using Edge when submitting assignments.

****  Microsoft ended active development for Internet Explorer (IE) in January 2016.  Some aspects of Blackboard of Blackboard may not appear correctly or work correctly in IE.  If you experience a problem with Blackboard whilst using IE and report it, we will ask you to use a different web browser.

Compatible Mobile Browsers

Browser Supported Desktop* Browser Versions
Chrome 49+
Edge 20+
Firefox 48+
Safari With iOS 11+

Modern mobile browsers are generally considered compatible when using Blackboard.  Not all instructor-added materials may be mobile-compatible. Not all tools and workflows have been optimized for mobile use. Issues reported for tools that aren’t yet optimized for mobile devices will be advised to be worked around by using a desktop browser.

Blackboard App and Blackboard Instructor are supported native apps for mobile and tablet devices that interact with our Blackboard service. These apps may have their own device requirements.

Tested Devices and Operating Systems

Operating Systems used in testing Windows 8, Windows 10, MacOS 10.11, MacOS 10.12, MacOS 10.13, Chrome OS
ChromeOS tested device Chromebook (Chrome browser; features requiring NPAPI plug-ins are not supported)


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