Blackboard Supported Technologies

Supported Browsers:

Blackboard recommends Firefox and Google Chrome for both PCs and Mac Computers. Both browsers are free to install and use. Not sure if you are using the correct browser? Check your browser here: Blackboard Browser Checker.

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Google Chrome Browser


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Firefox Browser


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Safari Browser (Mac/Apple Devices Only)



Not Recommended:

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Internet Explorer is no longer supported.


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Microsoft Edge is not a recommended browser.



Supported Operating Systems:

Windows OS: Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Mac OS: Mac OS 10.12, Mac OS 10.13, Mac OS 10.14
Chrome OS: Chromebook (Chrome browser; features requiring NPAPI plug-ins are not supported)


Software you may need:

Microsoft O365
(Note: Used to open, view and create Word documents, PowerPoints and Excel files. To install the software, you will login to Microsoft with your Savannah Tech Email address as the username and the  email password as the password> click on Install apps in the top right-hand side of the screen> click on Microsoft 365 apps) If you already have Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, etc. installed on your computer, then you do not need to reinstall it. This is provided to students for free as long as they are students at Savannah Tech.

Adobe Acrobat Reader
(Note: Used to open and view some documents in Blackboard)


Technologies Not Supported:

Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows, Mac OS, and Linux systems not running a supported browser
Internet Explorer
Firefox versions past the most recent and two preceding versions.
Chrome versions past the most recent and two preceding versions.
Safari versions past the two most recent major versions.
JRE 5 for Blackboard Learn Original user interfaces