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OAK: Compatibility Matrix

Current Blackboard Version: Bb 9.1 SP 11 (9.1.110082.0)

Important: This page lists the browsers that Blackboard has tested. Though OAK may work with other browsers, you should not assume that all features will work correctly. For more information regarding browser settings, please refer to the Browser Settings Guide. Check your browser again.

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Windows Operating Systems  Windows OS

 
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
Firefox FireFox
Chrome Chrome
10
9
8
ESR (1)
Final (2)
Stable (3)
XP (32-bit)
Browser Not Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Compatible
Browser Supported
Browser Compatible
Browser Compatible
Vista (32-bit)
Browser Not Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Compatible
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Compatible
Vista (64-bit)
Browser Not Supported
Browser Compatible
Browser Compatible
Browser Supported
Browser Compatible
Browser Compatible
Win 7 (32-bit)
Support Unknown
Browser Supported
Browser Compatible
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Win 7 (64-bit)
Support Unknown
Browser Compatible
Browser Compatible
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Win 8 (32-bit)
Browser Compatible
Browser Not Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Win 8 (64-bit)
Browser Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported

Mac Operating Systems  Apple OS

 

Safari Safari

Firefox (4) FireFox

Chrome Chrome

6.0.1
5.1
5.0
4.0
ESR (1)
Final (2)
Stable**
OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard"
Browser Not Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Compatible
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
OSX 10.7 "Lion"
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
OSX 10.8 "Mountain Lion"
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Not Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported
Browser Supported

Notes

  1. Firefox ESR is a release of Firefox intended for groups who install andmaintain the desktop environment in large institutions.
  2. The Firefox Release Channel is the fully tested version by Mozilla and intended to be the most stable. This channel is updated roughly every six weeks.
  3. The Chrome Stable Channel is the fully tested version by Google and intended to be the most stable as the name implies. This channel is updated roughly every 2-3 weeks for minor releases and 6 weeks for major releases.
  4. Firefox 8 and Mac OS are not compatible with the drag and drop functions on Blackboard Learn.
KEY
Browser Supported
Certified: Fully Tested and Supported
Browser Compatible
Compatible: Key Applications Tested, but Not Fully Supported
Browser Not Supported
Not Supported: Key Applications do not Function Properly
Support Unknown
Provisional: Testing and Support are Pending

Technologies NOT Supported

The following technologies are not supported in SP 11:

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7
  • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and 3.6
  • Safari 2.0, 3.x and any version on Windows
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Mac OSX 10.3, 10.4, 10.5
  • Java 5, although it may continue to work

Other Support in SP 11

Accessibility and JAWS
Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 were used during accessibility testing in SP 11.

JRE Support
JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is not required for users to access and interact with the Learn platform with the exception of the following features and tools:

  • Learn collaboration tools virtual classroom and chat
  • Multiple-file uploads
  • Math equation editor
  • Default text editor shipped with Learn 9.1 SP9 and earlier

Blackboard has tested and supports these features with version 7 JRE. JRE 6 may work, but could result in unexpected behavior. The JRE can be downloaded from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

Java Applet Code Signing
Java applets bundled with Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 11 are now signed with a timestamping authority, which certifies that the Blackboard code signing certificate was valid at the point in time when the applet was signed. Web browser client JDKs that trust the timestamping authority will run the applets without error, even after the Blackboard code signing certificate expires. All JDKs since version 1.5 trust this timestamping authority by default.

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Important Dates

UPCOMING OUTAGES
Sunday, May 18:
6AM - 10AM Regularly scheduled maintenance

Tuesday, May 27:
1AM - 3AM Maintenance outage for the underlying storage system

Sunday, July 20:
6AM - 10AM Regularly scheduled maintenance