Blackboard Computer/Browser/Plug In Requirements

Hardware and software specifications for Blackboard Learn

Minimum Requirements:

  • Speakers
  • Internet Access

Blackboard Learn supported browsers and operating systems:

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Blackboard Accessibility

Blackboard is committed to ensuring that the platform is usable and accessible. The code and user interface design techniques are continually audited to ensure that the application is usable by everyone, to the greatest extent possible, regardless of age, ability, or situation.

Blackboard measures and evaluates accessibility levels using two sets of standards: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act issued from the United States federal government and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). A third party conducts audits of Blackboard software releases to ensure the accessibility of the products. To learn more about Blackboard’s commitment to accessibility, see

Blackboard Learn has created a Screen Reader Tutorial to provide users who access the application through a screen reader with information to help them use the system successfully. Please read a web version of Blackboard Learn Screen Reader Tutorial.

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Last Updated: 8/25/17