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Technical Requirements

Component

Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft Windows – XP (32-bit), Vista (32 & 64-bit), 7(32 & 64-bit), 8 (32 & 64-bit)

Mac OS – OS 10.6 and up


Mobile devices are not supported

 

Browser

PC - Firefox (Final Release Channel), Firefox ESR, Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11,  Chrome (Stable Channel)

 

Mac - Firefox (Final Release Channel), Firefox ESR, Safari 6, 7, Chrome (Stable Channel)

Additional information regarding Blackboard Learn browser support can be found here.

Internet Speed

Broadband

Word Processor

Microsoft Word or compatible (OpenOffice is a free alternative to MS Word). If a Microsoft Office alternative is used, all documents must be saved in a MS Office compatible format.

Email Address

The email account must accept attachments and blind copied emails.

 

 

Software (free downloads)

Latest version of Java (very important so that everything in the system works properly!)

Microsoft Office Viewers (for viewing and printing Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio files)

Adobe Acrobat Reader (for viewing and printing PDF files)

Flash Player (for viewing animations or using interactive content)
QuickTime (for viewing QuickTime video)

Shockwave Player (for viewing animations or using interactive content)

Windows Media Player (for viewing streaming video or listening to streaming audio clips)

Windows Media Player Plugin for Firefox (for vieweing WMV files in firefox)

Flip4Mac (for viewing windows media files on your mac)
Real Player (for viewing streaming video or listening to streaming audio clips)

  

Peripherals

Blackboard Collaborate and Voice Tools work best with a headset/microphone combination (approx $15).  During the student tutorial, students will complete a wizard that checks their computer for all the components needed to participate in Collaborate Sessions and use Voice Tools. Click HERE to check your setup now. CVA uses Collaborate version 12.6 (US-SAS)

 
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