Blackboard Browser Requirements Check

This page checks the most important browser features needed to use Blackboard at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. If you pass all checks listed below, you should be able to use the main features of Blackboard.

Please note that mobile browsers are NOT 100% functional with Blackboard. For example, you cannot upload documents easily or view flash content. To turn in assignments or view some content you will need to use a desktop or laptop. There are flash browers available and you can use the Blackboard Mobile App to gain more functionality, but in the end we do not recommend using a mobile device as your only connection to your classes.

If you need technical assistance with correcting anything on the browser checker please go to the Technical Support page.

Browser
Check
Caution
Browser:
Version:
Platform:
For a list of supported Browsers and cautions about specific browsers, please refer to the Browser Support Matrix.
JavaScript
Check
Fail If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling JavaScript for your browser.
Cookies
Check
Fail If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Cookies for your browser.
Popup
Window
Check
Fail If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Pop-up Windows for your browser.
Java Check Java is no longer being used in the majority of functions in Blackboard. If you encounter problems related to Java applets you may contact Technical Support.
Plugin
Checks
Plugin Installed Version Download Links
Adobe Flash Player Get Adobe Flash
Adobe Reader
Apple QuickTime Get QuickTime
Microsoft Silverlight Get Silverlight

This web page originally developed by Shannon Meisenheimer, University of Central Missouri.
Last update: July 2014 by Lucas Paxton