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.

Google Chrome Icon Google Chrome

Firefox IconMozilla Firefox

Safari Icon Safari (Mac/Apple Devices)


Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Iconand Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge Icon are not recommended.


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


Software that 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.)

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

Technologies Not Supported:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows, Mac OS, and Linux systems not running a supported browser
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox versions 56 and lower
  • Chrome versions 62 and lower
  • Safari versions 11 and lower
  • JRE 5 for Blackboard Learn Original user interfaces