Technical Requirement

Division of Online Learning

HARDWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

These are the minimum hardware requirements and operating systems you will need to successfully use Blackboard.  If you have any questions, please call or email Seton Hall University's Helpdesk at 973-275-2222 or helpdesk@shu.edu

OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows XP or Vista
MAC OS 10.4 or 10.5

PROCESSOR SPEED
400 MHz Intel Pentium II processor or equivalent
800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor or better

MEMORY and HARD DRIVE
1 GB of memory
1 GB hard drive capacity

INTERNET CONNECTION
56Kbps or faster modem (Cable modem or DSL is highly recommended)

MONITOR
A monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 resolution

SOUND CARD
16 bit sound card
Speakers (computer speakers work fine)


WEB BROWSERS AND ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE

SUPPORTED WEB BROWSERS

PC

  1. Browser XP Vista Notes
  2. IE 8 Compatible
  3. IE 7 Compatible Certified
  4. Firefox 3.0.x Certified (must run version 3.0.3 to use the Learning Environment Connector)

MAC

  1. Browser 10.4 10.5
  2. Firefox 3.0.x Certified
  3. Safari 3 Certified
  4. Safari 2 Compatible
  5. Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 are not supported for Blackboard Learn. It is recommended that Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 users upgrade to Firefox 3.0 to access the latest security patches and Mozilla support.
  6. MAC OS 10.3 is not supported for use with Blackboard Learn.

AOL
Accessing Blackboard using the AOL browser may cause problems.  Establish your internet connection with your AOL service but use Internet Explorer to connect to Blackboard.

Software
Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office 2007 (recommended)


FREE DOWNLOADS

Depending on the materials in your course, you may need one of these free software packages.  Click to open the software's website.

Adobe Reader
RealPlayer
Windows Media Player
Quick Time
Flash Player


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