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If you pass all checks listed below, you should be able to use the main features of Blackboard
.

 
Browser
Check
Warning
Browser:
Version:
Platform:

For a list of supported Browsers, please refer to the Browser Support Matrix for Blackboard 9.1 SP 7.

Please note: Some browsers may be listed as compatible by Blackboard. These browsers may work without issue, however you are cautioned that the browser may have undocumented problems that will affect Blackboard.

Due to the rapid release schedules of Firefox and Chrome, the newest releases of those browsers should be considered to be compatible with Blackboard.

Internet Explorer 7 is not supported by Blackboard 9.1 SP 7.

 
JavaScript
Check
Fail If this check fails, you will need to enable Javascript for your browser.

-Enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer
-Enabling JavaScript in Firefox
 
 
Cookies
Check
Fail If this check fails, you will need to enable Cookies for your browser.

-Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer
-Enabling Cookies in Mozilla Firefox

 
Popup
Window
Check
Fail If this check fails, you will need to enable Popup Windows for your browser.

-Enabling Popup Windows in Internet Explorer
-Enabling Popup Windows in Mozilla Firefox

You will also need to disable any browser toolbars that have popup blockers.

 
Port 80
Check
Fail This check works by trying to download an image through the specified port.  Port 80 is the standard web (http) port.
If this check fails you may need to lower your firewall or computer's security settings.
 
Java
Check
No Java Support.

If you see nothing to the left (or just a gray box) then Java functionality is not available. If you see an image of the webpage, click the box to see if information on your Java installation is present.

The version of Java that Blackboard currently supports is 1.6.0_x (PC) or 1.5.0_x (Mac).  Older versions may work, but if you're experiencing problems with Blackboard, you should update your Java Plug-in.

Blackboard 9.1 SP 7 does not support the use of Java Version 7 (1.7.0_x).

 
Screen
Resolution
Check
Your current screen resolution is . We recommend a screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher.

Check to see if you have the necessary browser plugins to view any media in Blackboard.
Plugin Name
Installed?
Version
Download
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Adobe Reader
Apple QuickTime
RealPlayer
Windows Media Player
Microsoft SilverLight

See if you can open or access some of the more popular file types in Blackboard.
File Type
Download File
Download Viewers - Windows
Mac Downloads
Microsoft Word Download Word 1997-2003 File (.doc)
Download Word 2007
File (.docx)
Download Word Viewer (For non-Microsoft Office Users)
Download Office Compatibility Pack (for users of Office 2003 or older)
Download OpenOffice
or NeoOffice.
Microsoft PowerPoint File Download PPT 1997-2003 File (.ppt)
Download PPT 2007 File (.pptx)
Download PowerPoint Viewer (For non-Microsoft Office Users)
Download Office Compatibility Pack (for users of Office 2003 or older)
Microsoft Excel File Download Excel 1997-2003 File (.xls)
Download Excel 2007 File (.xlsx)
Download Excel Viewer (For non-Microsoft Office Users)
Download Office Compatibility Pack (for users of Office 2003 or older)
Adobe PDF File Download File (.pdf) Download Adobe Reader

BrowserCheck code courtesy of Mr. Shannon Meisenheimer, University of Central Missouri.
Modified by Mr. Brett Creech, Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette
Additional features (improvements!) inspired by CSU Stanislaus.


Deployment Date: 14 May 2012
BrowserCheck version 2.9 (modified)