Web Browser / Operating System Compatibility List for Blackboard

Supported Browsers

Browser Supported Desktop* Browser Versions
Chrome** 36+
Edge** 20+***
Firefox 31+
Internet Explorer 11+ (Windows only)
Safari 6+ (MacOS only)

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

* Mobile app versions of these browsers aren’t supported at this time, although users may have success using them.  A mobile app for students is available.  A mobile app for instructors is also available but currently does not have enough features to recommend its use.

** 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.


Tested Devices and Operating Systems

Operating Systems used in testing Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, MacOS 10.8, MacOS 10.9, MacOS 10.10, Chrome OS
ChromeOS tested device Chromebook (Chrome browser; features requiring NPAPI plug-ins are not supported)


More information at https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Administrator/Hosting/Release_Notes/Release_Notes_All_91_Releases/Release_Notes_9.1_2017_Q4/Browser_Support_Q4_2017