Help Desk Download & Supports

This spreadsheet will help you verify which browser looks best when you need to use Blackboard.

Note: If you are currently using Internet Explorer 7, you are strongly urged to upgrade to a newer browser.

Browser Support for Blackboard
Browser Type/Version

IE 8
Internet Explorer 8

IE 9
Internet Explorer 9

Firefox web browser

Chrome web browser

Safari web browser

Blackboard 9


Note: Firefox is currently the most stable browser to use with Blackboard.

Apple Quick Time

QuickTime lets you add more than 200 digital media capabilities and components to your Mac or PC.

Shockwave, Flash & Authorware

Macromedia's Shockwave, Flash and Authorware Player plug-ins let you experience automation and entertainment in your Web browser. The new Shockwave 7 provides auto-updating of the player.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

View and print millions of documents on the Web with the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader.

Real Networks RealPlayer

Play online audio and video content.

Microsoft Media Player

Windows Media Player supports Windows Media (WMA,ASF), MP3, WAV, MIDI, AVI, and other formats.