Blackboard Technical Requirements

 

Blackboard Technical Requirements

In order for Blackboard to run efficiently, you should have the following:

  1. Internet Explorer 7 or later
  2. The Java Engine
  3. Adobe Acrobat
  4. Microsoft Office or Open Office

See below on how to install above items:

Instructions for Updating Internet Explorer to version 8

  1. If Internet Explorer is installed on your system, first determine the version that you have:
  2. Start Internet Explorer.
  3. From the top of the browser tool bar select "Help."
  4. From the drop down panel select "About Internet Explorer".
  5. A window will appear displaying the version number – if it is below 7 continue.
  6. Go to http://www.microsoft.com.
  7. Click on Internet Explorer 8 and follow the instructions to install.

Updating to the latest Java Engine

  1. Go to http://www.java.com.
  2. Click on "Free Java Download" button and follow instructions.

Installing Adobe Acrobat

  1. Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/.
  2. Click on the "Get Adobe Reader" button, click "Download", follow instructions.

If you don't have Word and/or PowerPoint on your computer, you may download Open Office (a free download)

  1. Go to http://www.openoffice.org.
  2. Click on the "I want to download OpenOffice.org" link and follow instructions.
  3. Note: all BSCC Computers will already have Word/PowerPoint installed.

Problems? Please contact the Blackboard Helpdesk for BSCC by calling toll free: 1-866-940-8994, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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