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Technical Requirements & Support

Please review the following system requirements for online courses at Keystone College:
  • Pentium® IV or better PC with XP® Vista® or Windows 7®, at least 512MB of RAM (2GB recommended), and 1 GB free disk. Macintosh/Linux systems and older versions of Windows® may work but are not supported.
  • DSL or cable connection to the internet is required.
  • Many courses may require plug-ins.
  • Internet Connection to Blackboard is only supported using web browsers listed below. Note: JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.

Release 9.1 SP4 Supported Browsers & Operating Systems

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 SP4 (9.1.40071.3) is tested with a variety of technologies.

  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 3.6 Firefox 3.5
Windows® XP (32-bit)
Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit)
Certified Compatible Certified Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit)
Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Certified Unsupported Certified Compatible
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Compatible Unsupported Compatible Compatible

Apple® Mac OS®
Operating System

 Safari® 5.0 Safari 4.0 Safari 3.2 Firefox 3.6 Firefox 3.5
Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®"
Compatible Compatible Unsupported Compatible Compatible
Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®"
Certified Compatible Unsupported Certified Compatible


  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 9 and 10 were used during accessibility testing.
  • Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from
  • Deprecations:
    • Internet Explorer 6
    • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, and 3.0
    • Safari 2.0, 3.2
    • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
    • Java 5
  • Internet Explorer 8 is tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).